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Chronic Wasting Disease


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call your CO...but if you have a deer standing in your yard acting strange right now...it probably has a baby in the weeds. I came home today finding a doe chasing my springer spaniel around the front yard, then chased it into the garage..pretty exciting for my 9 yr old. she had 2 brand news fawns in our field.

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From the MN DNR's CWD page: Contact your local DNR office or the general DNR information line at 1-888-646-6367 if the animal appears sick.

Assuming Stillwater these look like your closest office and CO .

MnDNR, Central Regional Office

1200 Warner Rd

St. Paul, MN 55106

phone: 651-259-5800

fax: 651-772-7977

Forest Lake Enforcement Area

Officer Name: 2LT Jason Jensen

Phone: (651) 408-1059

Radio Call: K374

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What do you guys think? I was mowing around some trees today until I noticed a fawn that was bedded right under a white pine. It was facing away from me so I never really got a good head on look but its ears were drooping and it definitely looked like it wasn't going to live much longer. So I got up and left for about an hour thinking that the doe would come back. Went back to finish mowing to find that it was turned 180 degrees and dead where I had found it. It was somewhere between the size of a large cat and a small dog. There wasn't any blood at all and since couldn't have been very old at all it was very emaciated. Maybe it just was some other unknown cause.

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Maybe Mom had got hit by a car and died? A call to the local Warden can never hurt they will take care of it.

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i would doubt it had CWD> most likely mom died or somehow lost it. It couldn't be more then a week or 2 old at the most...the ones by my house i saw today were probably born last night. i wouldn't worry about it.

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I think I would agree on the something happened to the mother theory. If you look at the CWD testing that they do in the state, if an animal on one of these game farms dies and is under 16 months old, they don't even have to test it.

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Sometimes mom gets nailed, other time they just abandon them, nature is no fun and games that is for sure. I doubt it was CWD related.

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Is there a number you can call if you suspect a deer to have chronic wasting disease?
Yes 1-800-bye-cwd-3006 wink
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