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VDWR is tracking Chronic Wasting Disease

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWR) announced by email that they are attempting to track Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

The VDWR is reporting that any deer killed in Orange, Rappahannock and Shenandoah Counties is required to be tested at a CWD sample station.

Hunters are being asked to have any deer or at least the head and 4 inches of  the neck in those counties be taken to any of the sample stations that can be found at

It is illegal to transport whole deer or parts containing brain or spinal tissue from Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties to any other parts of Virginia.

CWD has been confirmed in eleven counties in Virginia since 2009.

There is no evidence of CWD being transmitted naturally to humans, pets or livestock but hunters are being warned to wait for testing before consuming game meat.

Hunters are warned not to consume meat of any animal that has tested positive for CWD.

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