Hunters help safeguard Arizona's deer and elk from chronic wasting disease

Arizona’s Game & Fish Department is taking a proactive approach to chronic wasting disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative disease found in deer, elk, and moose. The department works with hunters during hunting season to test dead deer for the disease, which has yet to spread to Arizona. It has also banned deer farms and the transportation of whole deer carcasses into Arizona from other states, citing that it’s easier to keep CWD out than control it once it’s inside state lines.

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