Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

Alabama eyes potential economic impact of CWD

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A fatal deer disease is inching closer to Alabama, where whitetail deer are the most popular game animal and hunting generates a $1.8 billion yearly economic impact. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that a dead buck tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Mississippi’s Issaquena County last month; until then, the closest state to Alabama with the neurological…