With the gun-deer season kicking off this weekend
in Wisconsin .
state D-N-R officials want hunters to be on the look
out for chronic wasting disease.
The disease affects a deer's nervous system .
causing them to walk in unnatural patterns and lose
Infected deer will also appear thin and dehydrated.
The D-N-R says if you see a deer you think may be
you should shoot the deer and contact your local D-N-R
office so they can investigate.
Put it down and call us, yes.
There's ways people can get replacement tags for that
animal if it turns out that it's less than desirable
to consume from the end standpoint, so we can make
The D-N-R says chronic wasting disease typically doesn't
affect deer in La Crosse and Monroe Counties .
but has been known to be in Vernon .
Adams and Eau Claire counties.