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CWD Still in the Front of Texas Hunters’ Minds [VIDEO]

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is still being found in deer tested in Texas.

That has hunters in the state concerned about the upcoming season.


According to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, there is cause for concern. Hunting, it says, is a $2.2 billion industry in the state that supports many communities.

CWD was first detected in a free-range mule deer in west Texas in 2012.

The most recent case was discovered days ago in Lavaca County in a captive herd of whitetail deer. Officials believe that the herd was infected by a captive herd in Medina County. That case was discovered in June and was the first case of CWD discovered in a captive whitetail deer in the state.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose. Animals can be infected naturally or by infected live game or carcass parts being transported.

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CWD Still in the Front of Texas Hunters’ Minds [VIDEO]