Wyoming Hunters’ Help is Needed
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife officials are asking hunters to help map out a deadly and degenerative disease threatening deer and other wildlife around Jackson Hole and Cody.
Fish and Wildlife officials are asking deer hunters heading to the hunting area near Green River to have their harvested deer sampled for Chronic Wasting Disease.
The disease is often fatal and attacks the central nervous system of white and mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk and sometimes moose.
Currently the deer in the hunt area 131 have not tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Medical researchers say there is no proof the disease can be transmitted to humans, but they do not recommend humans eat meat from animals that test positive for the disease.