A deer collected by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The roadkill white-tailed deer was found on U.S. Highway 87 between Dalhart and Hartley
Steve Lightfoot with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease in deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family.
There is no evidence that CWD can be transmitted to people.
Lightfoot talked about the economic impact of the disease.
TPWD staff will present a proposal detailing the expansion of the Containment Zone during the TPW Commission’s Jan. 24 public hearing. The proposed expansion of the Containment Zone will not result in any new requirements for hunters or landowners unless they are engaged in a permitted activity such as moving live deer.
Full Interview with Steve Lightfoot of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: