We know y’all are excited for Halloween, but using the term “zombie” deer for deer with chronic wasting disease misses the mark. That’s because there’s no way of telling an infected deer just by looking at it.
CWD is a prion disease that affects Colorado’s deer, elk and moose.
The disease generally lasts 2 – 3 years and is always fatal. Although there’s been no evidence yet that CWD has been transmitted to humans, the Center for Disease Control, along with CPW, recommend that hunters not eat the meat of a CWD-infected animal.
Check out our CWD Testing and Submission Information page: https://cpw.state.co.us/l…/Pages/ResearchCWD-Submission.aspx