NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Wildlife officials in Tennessee are implementing an emergency plan after at least 13 cases of chronic debilitating disease have been discovered in deer.
WTVF-TV reports that sick deer were found in the counties of Fayette and Hardeman, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission says the chronic debilitating disease has no known risk to human or animal health. He says that CWD is a deadly neurological disorder that affects deer.
In response to the cases, the agency is enacting a plan for hunters in Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy counties.
The station reports that deer hunted in these counties must remain there, except meat with all bones removed, antlers without attached tissue, tanned hides, and finished taxidermy products.
As of December 29, hunters who kill deer in the CWD zone are required to check the sampling stations and check with the counties.