CWD Update with Rob Baden, MN DNR Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor
Climax, MN — With the recent detection of CWD in a deer near Climax, MN, it’s sent DNR wildlife officials scrambling to take mitigation measures just ahead of the Firearms opener. R & J News caught up Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden to learn more about the situation. Baden explains how the CWD infected deer was detected.
The good news, according to Baden, is that it appears it was detected early and there haven’t been any other reports of potentially CWD infected deer in that area. Baden says early forms of the disease are hard to notice, but it becomes quite prevalent as it matures.
The big push for the Minnesota DNR in getting a grip on the situation is testing. But it an effort to test more deer, Baden says they need to harvest more deer.
Self-service CWD sampling stations are located at the following locations:
Climax: Sand Hill Settlement, northwest of intersection West Broadway Street & Riverside Street
Nielsville: Across from (east of) post office 3rd Street West & Spokelie Avenue North
The stations will be open through November 15th.
Listen to the full interview with Rob Baden for more information about CWD today at 11am on 106.5 KRJB.