Three ODFW biologists examine an elk at a CWD test station

Chronic wasting disease in Oregon

What hunters should know

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

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