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Jennifer Ramsey

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is getting ready to sell another 1,000 deer licenses as part of a special hunt to determine the prevalence of chronic wasting disease.
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Deer hunting season in Montana ended on Sunday, but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is getting ready to sell another 1,000 deer licenses as part of a special hunt. FWP wants to gather 300 additional deer samples to determine the prevalence of chronic wasting disease.

Mule deer.
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A mule deer buck harvested south of Billings in October has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, officials confirmed Wednesday. CWD is deadly and contagious to deer, elk and moose.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says a sample collected from the hunter-killed deer 10 miles southeast of Bridger tested positive during an initial round of testing. A second, more thorough test is now being done on the sample at Colorado State University to confirm the presence of the infection.