Deer baiting ban begins in 3 additional counties

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 11, 2016 at 5:50 a.m.



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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A ban on baiting and feeding deer is going into effect in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties.

Chronic wasting disease was found in a captive white-tailed deer at a shooting preserve near Three Lakes in Oneida County. And since state law requires the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to enact the ban in counties within 10 miles of the CWD discovery, Forest and Vilas counties are included in the ban which begins Monday.

Baiting and feeding deer is now banned in 41 Wisconsin counties. CWD was first found in Wisconsin in 2002. It's fatal to deer, elk and moose. Health officials advise against eating meat from CWD-infected animals.

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