In February 2019, the DNR confirmed chronic wasting disease in a wild deer found in Crow Wing County less than 1/2 a mile from the infected captive facility. Based on this discovery, the DNR designated a new CWD management zone, deer permit area 604, in north central Minnesota for the 2019 hunting season.
Dr. Michelle Carstensen joined us this morning – she’s the Wildlife Health Group Leader. The wildlife health program, based at the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area, is responsible for disease management of Minnesota's wildlife populations and has coordinated surveillance efforts for a number of diseases including chronic wasting disease, bovine tuberculosis and more.
Carstensen will speak at the Grand Rapids Area Library on Tuesday October 29th at 6pm. Free and open to the public!