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Texas Hunters Asked to Assist State with CWD Testing

Whitetail Deer
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The fight against chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues in the Lone Star State.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is calling on all hunters this deer season to assist in the fight against chronic wasting disease.

With the widespread disease making its way further South and present in a handful of cases in Texas, TPWD is stepping up their efforts to fight this disease by asking hunters to voluntarily submit samples of their harvest to biologists for testing.

All tests will be picked up within 24-48 hours and are free of charge.

If successful, the program is thought to triple the amount of tests conducted for CWD this season.

CWD is becoming far too widespread throughout the country, and as conservationists we need to help fight against this deadly disease as much as possible to protect whitetails across the nation.

For more information about the program and the latest news on CWD in Texas, visit the TPWD website.

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Texas Hunters Asked to Assist State with CWD Testing