CWD-Positive Deer Confirmed in Gratiot County

A deer in Gratiot County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The Michigan DNR says a two-year-old doe killed by a hunter tested positive for the disease in Hamilton Township.

CWD is a deadly neurological disease which affects white-tailed deer, elk and moose.

It has also been confirmed in Montcalm and seven other counties.

The DNR says hunters can help combat CWD by continuing to hunt through the remaining deer season, disposing of leftover parts in the trash, and taking additional does in CWD areas.

You can learn more about CWD on the Michigan DNR website, along with information on deer check station locations and hours.