A case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been discovered in a wildlife management zone near Melfort.
The case involved a 3-and-a-half year old elk bull in zone 42E, south of Melfort, and its head was submitted as part of the Environment Ministry’s voluntary CWD Surveillance Program.
The provincial government says the disease has now been confirmed in 45 of Saskatchewan’s 83 wildlife management zones.
34 cases of Chronic Wasting Disease have been identified in Saskatchewan this year.
The Ministry is encouraging hunters to continue submitting heads from deer, elk, moose and caribou for free testing of Chronic Wasting Disease.
Prior to submitting a head for testing, hunters need to visit www.cwdsk.ca to complete a form and receive a tracking number.
Chronic Wasting Disease is a deadly nervous system disease that that affects members of the deer family, including deer, elk, moose and caribou.