Combating CWD this hunting season

Posted at 5:33 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 23:21:30-04

HELENA – The long wait is over for many Montana hunters, with the youth hunt starting Thursday across the treasure state and the general big game season kicks off on Saturday.

Unfortunately, another season means another year to pay extra attention to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), in deer, elk and moose.

But Fish Wildlife and Parks is reminding people of the importance of check stations to help combat the disease.

“We are going to continue to sample for CWD in those areas where we think we are likely to find it,” said FWP Game Management Bureau Chief John Vore. “All along the north Hi-Line, north of Highway 2, all along up there. We’ll have sample check stations put up. And also in Region 2 up in the Phillipsburg area will have some sample check stations put up, and also down in Region 5 down south of Billings.”

Hunters who aren’t in those areas can get their animals sampled too. We’ve got that information here.

Reporting by Andy Curtis for MTN News