Wis. deer, elk farms weathering CWD scare
WAUSAU, Wis. About 700 deer or elk farms are still licensed in Wisconsin, defying predictions of the industry's demise made four years ago when a deadly brain disease was discovered in the state's wild deer herd.
But those farms contain thousands fewer animals than in the years before chronic wasting disease was discovered, said Donna Gilson, a spokeswoman for the state Agriculture Department.
"I think we expected the number of farms to drop more than it has and are glad for those ...
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