Chronic Wasting Disease detected in Harrison County

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently received Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive test results for a hunter-harvested buck from Harrison County. This is the first CWD-positive detection for this county. The buck was considered “suspect positive” through initial testing and confirmed on Nov. 29, 2023 by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Additional information will be forthcoming about a CWD Management Zone.

Since February 2018, 218 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across eleven (11) counties. MDWFP thanks all hunters that have submitted deer during the 2023–24 hunting season. Hunters can submit deer for testing at established freezer locations or participating taxidermists.

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