TOWN OF GERMANIA (WLUK) — For the first time, a wild deer from Shawano County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the doe was killed in the Town of Germania during the recent gun deer season.

DNR wildlife biologists say there are plenty of deer in the area, and a wild whitetail testing positive for CWD is not out of the question.

“Given the proximity to wild positives and some captive positives, that we’re going to continue to see the advancement in the presence of the disease,” said Jeff Pritzl, DNR District Wildlife Supervisor.

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