The province is taking extra measures to combat chronic waste disease – Winnipeg Pi News

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The province is taking additional measures to prevent the spread of a deadly disease affecting deer and other wildlife.

Chronic waste disease was first diagnosed in five donkey deer on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border in Manitoba last year.

CWD is an incurable, deadly disease that also affects elk moose and caribou.

Although no additional cases have been found, the province expands to a so-called mandatory sample submission zone, in which hunters must provide samples of their harvested animals for testing.

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Also strictly regulated and managed donkey hunting season will be established.

Both changes will take place on the western and southern borders of Manitoba.

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“Further long-term measures are needed to prevent further spread,” said Maria Arld, of the province.
Natural Resources and Northern Development Branch.

“As the CWD spreads, it will pose a major threat to deer, elk, moose and caribou populations in Manitoba.”

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