Hunters and landowners in Eau Claire County and surrounding areas reminded to be on the...

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  1. By Northwest Region November 19, 2015

    Contact(s): Bill Hogseth, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-839-3771; Tami Ryan, DNR wildlife health section chief, 608-266-3143

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The state Department of Natural Resources is informing hunters and landowners in Eau Claire County to be on the lookout for escaped ear-tagged captive white-tailed deer.

    Hunters and landowners are asked to check trail camera images for any ear-tagged deer, and if you see a tagged deer while hunting, or happen to shoot a deer with an ear tag contact the department immediately.

    Yellow plastic ear-tags are likely to be on escaped captive deer.
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    If it is after hours, or a biologist isn't available, please contact the department's hotline at 1-800-847-9367. The information will be forwarded to the local conservation warden.

    The department sampled 651 deer in the 17 townships included in whole or in part within a 10-mile surveillance area near Eau Claire from 2002-2013. CWD has not been detected in the local wild deer population in this area.

    Hunters are also reminded that CWD sampling stations for wild deer are available in Eau Claire, Clark and Jackson counties. For sampling locations and more information regarding CWD and CWD sampling in Wisconsin, visit and search keywords "CWD" and "CWD sampling," respectively.

    Last Revised: Thursday, November 19, 2015