After testing more than 33,000 deer over eight years, chronic wasting disease still hasn’t been found in Minnesota’s wild deer herd.
The latest batch of deer tested were 2,685 killed by hunters last fall in southeastern Minnesota. Another 28 deer from other parts of the state were tested because they showed signs of an illness. None tested positive for CWD, the fatal brain disease.
"This is good news for Minnesota," Dr. Erika Butler, wildlife veterinarian for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, said in a statement.