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Deer numbers are declining in western United States
Chronic Wasting Disease expert Bryan Richards of the U.S. Geological Survey spoke at the Fayette Sportsmans Club meeting recently. Deer populations are now on the decline in some parts of the western United States.
FAYETTE - Bryan Richards, Chronic Wasting Disease specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, spoke to approximately 25 members of the Fayette Sportsman's Club Tuesday night about the "spooky" developments in some parts of the western United States."Adult male deer have about a 33 percent chance of acquiring CWD in some parts of Colorado and Wyoming," Richards warned, while does are somewhat less likely to contract the disease.