Chronic wasting disease detected in Great Falls mule deer buck

Montana Fish, Wildlife& Parks 1420 East Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200701 · Helena, MT 59620-0701 · (406) 444-2535


February 9, 2023

First confirmed case of CWD within Great Falls city limits

GREAT FALLS - Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a mule deer buck found dead within the city limits of Great Falls in January.

The adult buck was observed acting abnormally by a property owner, who later found the dead deer inside a building on the property. Biologists collected samples from the deer, and they were confirmed to be positive for CWD in two separate laboratory tests.

This is the first confirmed case of CWD within Great Falls city limits. A mule deer...

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