Minn. deer farmers push back against CWD mitigation order

2021-06-11

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says 143 deer at nine deer farms should be killed and tested for chronic wasting disease linked to a Beltrami County deer farm that was depopulated and whose owner dumped carcasses outside the farm's boundary. A group of deer farmers has filed a lawsuit to block a state order banning movement of deer, and the state Department of Natural Resources has applied for a USDA grant to test wild deer in the area.

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