Marinette Co. deer farm quarantined after animal tests positive for CWD


    Deer crossing sign in Manitowoc, August 9, 2017 (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

    MARINETTE COUNTY (WLUK) -- A deer from a Marinette County deer farm has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

    The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the two-year-old doe was born on the 230-acre Wild Rivers Whitetails farm in Goodman. It died while giving birth, DATCP says.

    Testing confirmed the deer had CWD.

    The deer was discovered the week of May 21. It was sampled on May 29.

    Wild Rivers Whitetails has now been placed under quarantine, meaning no animals will be allowed to move into or out of the farm. DATCP will also investigate the animal's history and check movements of deer onto and off the farm to determine whether other herds may have been exposed.

    DATCP says the farm owner's most recent registration indicated the facility had 320 deer.

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