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CWD Wild Deer in Pierce County

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms the first positive test result for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer in Pierce County.

The deer was sick and humanely dispatched in the town of Spring Lake and is within 10 miles of the Dunn and St. Croix county borders.

This detection will cause the following:

  • Pierce County will begin a three-year baiting and feeding ban on May 15, 2024.

  • St. Croix County will begin a two-year baiting and feeding ban on May 15, 2024.

  • Dunn County will renew the ban already in place.

The deer was a 4-5-year-old doe and is the first confirmed wild deer CWD-positive detected in Pierce County.

The DNR and the Pierce County Deer Advisory Council plan to host a public meeting. More details will be provided in the future.

At the meeting, DNR staff will provide information about CWD in Wisconsin and local testing efforts within Pierce County.


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