Montana Plans to Sample Hundreds of White-Tail Deer
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking to study chronic wasting disease in the Libby area.
The Daily Inter Lake reports the proposal includes possibly killing and sampling of roughly 200 white-tailed deer within the city and the sampling of at least another 200 white-tailed deer killed by hunters this fall within a 10-mile radius of Libby.
Neil Anderson is a wildlife program manager and chronic wasting disease expert for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Anderson says the department must get city approval for killing deer within Libby.
The agency announced last month that an emaciated white-tailed doe killed in Libby had tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It was the first time the disease had been detected in the wild west of Montana's Continental Divide.
Information from: Daily Inter Lake