Chronic wasting disease confirmed in northeastern Iowa


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in Iowa.

“We will schedule meetings in these areas in the next few months to discuss chronic wasting disease, our response and the role hunters play in helping us to manage for this disease,” said Tyler Harms, a wildlife biologist with the Iowa DNR to KCRG News.

The DNR confirmed the disease in Woodbury, Winneshiek, Fayette, and Decatur counties.

The Iowa DNR said hunters who harvest deer in areas known to have chronic wasting disease should bone out their deer and leave the carcass on the land where it was harvested.