CWD detected in Claiborne 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 Claiborne County. This is the first CWD-positive detection for this county. The buck is considered “suspect positive” through initial testing and will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories for a confirmatory test.

Since February 2018, 315 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across sixteen (16) 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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