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Deer disease concerns hunters


Disease reported in Texas, Arkansas

Hunting deer is coming with a caution warning due to a sickness spreading through the population across the United States called chronic wasting disease, or CWD.

It’s a neurodegenerative disease that causes irreversible damage in the deer’s brain, similar to “Mad Cow” disease.

It’s contagious and fatal to the animal, but also spreads easily throughout the environment, without a known way to get rid of it. While there are no links to humans being affected, concern over CWD is serious and growing.

“Deer hunting has a multi-million dollar impact in Louisiana,” said hunter Jimmy Stafford, who is also


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