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Keeping chronic wasting disease out of Idaho

Fish and Game asks for hunters' help
Posted at 2:39 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 16:52:24-04

BOISE, IDAHO — Fish and Game is asking hunters to help keep Idaho free of chronic wasting disease.

Game managers say the neurological disease has been confirmed in Montana, Utah and Wyoming, but so far there are no confirmed cases in Idaho.

Symptoms include excessive salivation, drooping head or ears, tremors or shaking and extremely low body weight.

It is contagious among deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence it can be spread to humans.

If you hunt in a state or Canadian province where chronic wasting disease is confirmed there are restrictions on what you can bring into Idaho.