New Hampshire wildlife officials warn of threat to deer
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire wildlife officials are warning hunters about the state’s restrictions on the importation of deer and elk from states and Canadian provinces where deadly chronic wasting disease has been reported.
The warning comes in the aftermath of Quebec wildlife officials reporting the first case of the disease in a deer, from an animal in a captive herd in the Canadian province.
WMUR-TV reports chronic wasting disease has not been found in New Hampshire, but its discovery in Quebec has sparked concern.
Fish and Game’s Dan Bergeron says it is always fatal and there is no cure or vaccine for it.
New Hampshire has carcass import restrictions from the 24 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces where it has been reported. The restrictions also include elk, moose and caribou.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com