SHELL LAKE, Wis. (WCCO) — Officials have found a case of chronic wasting disease in a doe in Shell Lake in northwestern Wisconsin.
Because of this, the Department of Natural Resources will ban baiting and feeding within a 10-mile radius of that area for a focused disease surveillance effort.
“No changes are anticipated this fall in the broad framework of the hunting seasons,” said DNR secretary Cathy Stepp.
The DNR will also take other precautions, like collecting road kill deer for additional samples.
The ban on baiting and feeding is not in effect yet and likely won’t happen until later this fall, according to the Wisconsin DNR.
The first case of chronic wasting disease turned up in Minnesota early last year, in the Pine Island area.
There’s no scientific evidence that chronic wasting disease can be transmitted to humans.