ELKINS, W.Va. — Recent sampling by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources further substantiates that one-quarter to one-third of the deer in central Hampshire County are infected with chronic wasting disease.
From March 21 through April 23, agency teams shot 100 deer on private lands where owners had given permission.
Twenty-seven of those deer had the always fatal disease, according to Jim Crum, biologist in Elkins who coordinates the management effort.
On the first two days of the 2016 firearms season, hunters were required to bring deer harvested in Hampshire County to locations where they were sampled. Thirty percent of those had CWD, Crum said.
The total of CWD deer since the first one was discovered in 2005 now rises to 262, with the epicenter of the sickness in a 39-square-mile area that includes Slanesville.
In early March we reported that six recently sampled deer from Allegany County were confirme…
ELKINS, W.Va. — Responding to an increasing incidence of chronic wasting disease in Hampshir…
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