Mule deer hunters reminded of chronic wasting disease efforts

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FAR WEST TEXAS – Wildlife officials are reminding mule deer hunters and landowners in Far West Texas about the protocols developed as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Chronic Wasting Disease management plan. The plan includes mandatory check stations for harvested mule deer taken inside the CWD Containment Zone, which covers portions of Hudspeth, Culberson and El Paso counties. The management plan was implemented after CWD was detected in tissue samples from two mule deer in Far West Texas during the summer of 2012. Those were the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer.
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