By Baxter Colburn
Concerns over Chronic Wasting Disease in deer cast a shadow over the opening weekend of bow hunting season in Door County, according to the Department of Natural Resources. While the risk is low for humans and animals to contract CWD, the Department of Natural Resources is taking no chances with contamination. Chris Kratcha outlines action steps if you encounter a deer with CWD.
According to Kratcha, the closest registration drop-off sites are in Oconto and Gillett for CWD deer heads. The Department of Health Services and the DNR strongly urge anyone who harvests a deer in an illness zone to not eat the meat. More information regarding CWD can be found HERE.