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Associated Press, Published October 19 2012

ND continues surveillance for chronic wasting disease

BISMARCK — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is continuing its surveillance for chronic wasting disease during the 2012 hunting season.

The agency will sample hunter-killed deer from 17 units in the western part of the state for CWD and also bovine tuberculosis. Moose and elk killed anywhere in the state also are eligible for testing.

The program is voluntary. A list of deer head drop-off sites can be found at http://gf.nd.gov. Moose and elk heads should be brought to a Game and Fish office.

CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.