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Grant Co. deer tests positive for chronic wasting disease

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The state Department of Natural Resources says a deer taken outside the chronic wasting disease management zone in Grant County has tested positive for CWD.

The DNR says the buck was killed near the center of the county and registered Nov. 24. The buck was taken about four miles from where a deer was shot and tested positive in 2012.

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