Second case of deadly deer disease found in NW Alabama

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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) – A second case of a disease that’s deadly to deer has been found in Lauderdale County in northwest Alabama, prompting stricter rules about feeding wildlife. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says it’s banning baiting and supplemental feeding practices in Lauderdale and Colbert counties in an attempt to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. The illness was first found in the state in January. That prompted testing measures, and the agency says samples were taken from 966 white-tailed deer killed in the two counties. One additional case of the illness was detected, and the state says that was enough to impose additional rules.

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3/8/2022 7:22:13 AM (GMT -6:00)

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