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Fall hunters asked to help with CWD surveillance program

October 29, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to help out again this fall with the agency’s surveillance program for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis.

The Hunter-Harvested Surveillance Program this year is accepting deer heads for testing from 17 western North Dakota hunting units.

In addition, all moose and elk killed in the state are eligible for testing.

CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal.

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