Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have announced that all 1,200 licenses have been sold for the special hunt to test deer for chronic wasting disease in Carbon County.

According to The Billings Gazette the licenses went on sale at 5 a.m. Monday and sold out in just in three hours. The hunt begins Friday and is targeting 200 whitetail deer and 200 mule deer.

Depending on how fast the quota is reached the season could be halted or even extended.

Hunters are required to bring their deer in for testing. The department is trying to collect a sampling of deer to determine the spread of the contagious, fatal disease in the deer population in  Montana.


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