Spooner (WQOW) - The DNR calls a special meeting, after a deer with Chronic Wasting Disease is discovered in Northern Wisconsin.
The diseased deer, found near Shell Lake, marks the first time CWD has been detected in Northern Wisconsin. Regional warden Dave Zebro in Spooner says he's heard very little concern from area residents, and that concerns him.
"The possibility or the damage to our herd could be significant. we don't know how prevalent this is out there, but we need to do some surveillance, we need to get the public's cooperation to find out how much of this disease is out there and how we can best manage this so it doesn't continue to have negative aspects," says Dave Zebro, a Regional Conservation Warden.
Zebro says that doesn't just mean negative impacts on the deer herd, but also the health of other wildlife, and effects on tourism and the economy.
The DNR will discuss CWD, and their strategy to deal with it, at a meeting on Monday night. It starts at seven at the Spooner High School.
The discovery of CWD is expected to lead to bans on baiting and feeding of deer in several counties surrounding shell lake.
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