Deer with Chronic ­Wasting Disease ­discovered in­ ­Laurentians

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By Emilie Hackett
Special to the Record

The Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife, and Parks is considering establishing hunting restrictions in hunting zones 9 West and 10 East following a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) identified in the remains of a livestock deer in the Laurentians last week. Although the contaminated animal was discovered on a deer farm, the risks for wild deer are considerable. On the official Facebook page, the Ministry indicated that updates about the concerned regions would be made to their website and their social media accounts as soon as possible. If applied, the hunting restrictions would affect areas between Saint-Jérôme and the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve, covering more than 10,000 square kilometers of land. See full story in the Wednesday, September 19 edition of The Record.

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