Three ODFW biologists examine an elk at a CWD test station
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Chronic wasting disease in Oregon

What hunters should know
January 3, 2022

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. While CWD has not yet been detected in Oregon, the recent discovery of a case of CWD in Idaho means both hunters and wildlife managers need to be on the watch.

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