Burnett County Deer Herd Depopulated Due to CWD

Burnett County Deer Herd Depopulated Due to CWD

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tail deer herd at a Burnett County breeding farm that tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2020 was depopulated on March 3, 2021. None of the remaining 14 deer tested positive for the disease.

In October 2020, a 4-year-old whitetail buck tested positive for CWD at the 5-acre farm.

The farm owner will receive federal indemnity for the depopulated animals. As a condition of receiving federal indemnity, the farm will not be permitted to hold cervids for five years, and during that time it must maintain fences and submit to routine inspections.

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