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CWD positive deer found in Weakley County

CWD positive deer found in Weakley County

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A deer harvested in Weakley County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The CWD-positive deer changes Weakley County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county.

Deer carcass transportation and wildlife feeding restrictions have been in effect since the county became high-risk due to the proximity of a positive deer in Henry County and remain in effect. For more information on rules and regulations click here.

TWRA reminds hunters that it is imperative to move only approved deer parts out of a county that is positive or high-risk for CWD, and to adhere to wildlife feeding restrictions in order to slow the spread of CWD.

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

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