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CWD positive deer found in Gibson, McNairy Counties; Carroll County high-risk

CWD positive deer found in Gibson, McNairy Counties; Carroll County high-risk

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Gibson and McNairy County are now positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) after confirmation through multiple tests from hunter harvested deer. These results change the CWD status of both counties from high-risk to positive and make Carroll County high-risk because of the proximity to the new positive deer. 

As a result, carcass transport, feeding and mineral placement regulations are immediately enacted. For more information click here.

TWRA officials say it is imperative to move only approved deer parts out of a county that is positive or high-risk for CWD. These two positive deer found enact changes to the transport laws and wildlife feeding laws that everyone needs to follow in order to slow the spread of CWD.

No changes to this year's hunting regulations will be going into effect at this time.

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