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No new incidents of chronic wasting disease have been detected in mule deer killed in Montana's Liberty County special hunt.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a meeting March 14 in Chester to review the results of the recently completed chronic wasting disease hunt and discuss the 2018 deer season.

A special deer hunt in Liberty County to gauge the distribution and prevalence of CWD ended Feb. 15 with no diseased animals found among 121 mule deer taken by hunters.

The Jan. 6-Feb. 15 hunt was triggered by the discovery of CWD in a mule deer harvested in November during the general big game season. 

Final test results from 32 bucks and 89 does taken during the Sage Creek special CWD hunt came back negative.

The March 14 meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Chester High School Auditorium, 511 Main St. The intent of the meeting is to review CWD, provide results of the CWD hunt, discuss the 2018 general season, and what CWD surveillance may look like in 2018.

— Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

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