NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Wildlife officials in Tennessee are implementing an emergency plan after at least 13 cases of serious illness were discovered by one.
WTVF-TV reports of sick deer were found in Fayette and Hardeman counties in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission says that severe illness is no danger to the health of humans or animals. It says that CWD is a deadly neurological disorder that affects one.
In response to the case, the agency implements a plan for hunters in counties of Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy.
The station reports deer hunted in counties that should remain there, except meat taken from all bones, antler without tissue attachments, tanned hide and finished products of taxidermy.
Beginning on December 29th, one hunters in the CWD zone are required to review the sampling stations and check counties.