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Containing Chronic Wasting Disease: Craig Engwall, Executive Director of the MN Deer Hunters Assn.

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New cases of deer with Chronic Wasting Disease in southeast Minnesota, and the discovery of an infected deer in Crow Wing County in January has renewed the sense of urgency in containing the spread of the disease.  The Minnesota DNR and Board of Animal health have identified a relatively small numer of infected deer so far, compared to the more than 5,200 infected deer found in Wisconsin since 2002.  

The Executive Director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Craig Engwall, talks with us about steps his organization wants the state to take to prevent the spread of the disease.