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3 Deer Killed in Montana Positive for Brain Wasting Disease

The deer were all harvested within a priority surveillance area

GREAT FALLS — Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area.

The testing results prompted wildlife officials to designate the northern part of the county as a CWD-positive area.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose within the priority surveillance area to have the animals tested for the disease.

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