Chronic wasting disease detected in new Wyoming deer hunt area

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in Wyoming’s Deer Hunt Area 154. The disease was detected in a hunter-harvested buck mule deer in September.

Deer Hunt Area 154 is in the Jackson Region and is bordered by three areas in which CWD was previously detected in deer. To the west and northwest, CWD was verified in Hunt Area 152 in 2019 and Hunt Area 155 in 2022. CWD was also detected to the south in Hunt Area 142 in 2020.