NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirmed Thursday that a deer in Shelby County tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.
TWRA says the 2 and a half-year-old buck was harvested in the Shelby County portion of the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area.
According to a release, the CWD-positive deer changes Shelby County from a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county.
“The CWD-positive deer was a 2 ½-year-old buck harvested in the Shelby County portion of the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area,” said Chuck Yoest, CWD Coordinator. “This comes as no surprise since CWD had already been detected nearby in neighboring Fayette County.”
- Purple Heart, military records reunited with deceased Vietnam veteran’s sister in Knoxville
- Knoxville man accused of parents’ murder files motion allowing judge to sentence him to death if convicted
- Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, ‘oversight’ causes inactive cases bump
- Newsfeed Now: Western wildfires rage on; Missouri soldier surprises his kids
- Narrow escape, lifesaving phone call: Oregon woman recalls fire