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Medina County Concerned About Deadly Deer Disease

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The Medina County Commissioners Court got an update on Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission Monday.

CWD is a rare, but deadly disease for deer. It’s not dangerous to humans. A deer that died on a Medina ranch was found to have CWD.

According to Medina County Judge Chris Schuchart, commissioners wanted the update from wildlife officials and let local deer breeders know they would be there.

“By this Friday they hope to have a plan in place as it relates to these particular breeders or at least an idea of where they’re going and I think it’s just evolving as they go,” said Schuchart.

The local ranch where the deer died is under quarantine.

Schuchart wants people to know these are precautions being taken to keep deer hunting alive and well in Texas.