Suspicious Deer Discovered In Ridgway



Two deer previously part of a captive deer herd were discovered and had to be euthanized last week near Ridgway.

On Wednesday evening, the two free-ranging deer were euthanized after being discovered approximately 20 miles north of Disease Management Area (DMA) 3, which is an area being monitored for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a serious illness that can affect animals of the Cervid family, such as deer, elk, and moose. DMA 3 covers parts of Clearfield, Indiana and Jefferson counties.

In 2014, three deer were found with CWD on a captive deer farm in Jefferson County; earlier in 2017, a free-ranging deer in Bell Township, Clearfield County tested positive for the disease.




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