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Crow Wing continues CWD efforts

Crow Wing County is accepting deer carcasses free of charge at the County Landfill

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For the third year in a row, Crow Wing County is accepting deer carcasses free of charge at the County Landfill on Highway 210 east of Brainerd, providing a containment option to minimize the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease on the rest of the landscape.

There has been one confirmed case of CWD in the wild deer population in Crow Wing County.

CWD causes characteristic spongy degeneration in the brain of an infected deer, which results in their death. It is spread when a cervid comes into contact with prions (defective proteins) from an infected animal. Prions from an infected animal are spread on the landscape through deposits of saliva or other bodily fluids. They are known to survive in the soils for multiple years.

Crow Wing County is encouraging all hunters to bring their deer carcasses to the landfill for free disposal.

For more information, visit the Crow Wing County CWD website at: Chronic Wasting Disease | Crow Wing County, MN - Official Website

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Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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