DNR reports that no additional deer test positive for CWD

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reporting that the final set of test results for deer collected during Iowa's 2014 hunting season did not reveal any additional positives for chronic wasting disease. The recent receipt of those final results closes the book on the 2014 deer season that included three positive samples from hunter-harvested deer in Allamakee County out of nearly 4,500 samples collected from across the state of Iowa.
Iowa has tested more than 55,000 wild deer from across the state since 2002. The three cases confirmed last December were within five miles of each other, all in southeast Allamakee County; and not far from where the first positive sample from a wild deer was found in December 2013.
As a result of the 2014 results, the DNR will expand its surveillance to a 140 square mile area in eastern Allamakee County and northeast Clayton County, including the Harpers Ferry area. Additional information will be released as the 2015 deer hunting season approaches later this year.

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