North Dakota Game and Fish Department continuing surveillance for chronic wasting disease

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — North Dakota wildlife officials this fall are continuing a surveillance program for chronic wasting disease.

The Game and Fish Department will sample hunter-killed deer from 10 hunting units in the central part of the state and one in the southwest for the disease that affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal.

There's no evidence the disease can be transmitted naturally to people or livestock.

Moose and elk killed in the state also are eligible for testing. Hunters should bring those heads to a Game and Fish office.

A list of drop-off sites for deer heads can be found at http://www.gf.nd.gov .

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