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Another deer test positive for CWD outside zone

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For the second time in 2012, a wild deer outside of southern Wisconsin has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The DNR said yesterday that a bow hunter killed the deer on November seventh in Adams County near Lake Arrowhead - and it was later found to have the fatal brain disease. The DNR said the deer was shot about 40 miles from the northern boundary of a zone in southern Wisconsin where the DNR is taking steps to contain chronic wasting disease.

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Officials will soon decide whether to expand the CWD zone. The animal was also 25 miles from Buckhorn Flats, a former deer farm that was infected. Meanwhile, there have been no new confirmations of CWD in northwest Wisconsin - where a deer tested positive in April, after being taken near Shell Lake.

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