CWD management will bring changes with start of season


October 25, 2019

(MILES CITY) – The general big game hunting season begins Oct. 26, and hunters in southeastern Montana will see some changes as efforts to detect Chronic Wasting Disease and prevent its spread take effect.

Those changes will include hunters who visit CWD check stations being asked to allow Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to sample animals harvested in Priority Sampling Areas (see map for details). Also, CWD Management Zones will restrict the transport of whole carcasses or heads.

This year, FWP is paying for the testing of samples from hunter-harvested deer, elk and moose anywhere in t...

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