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August 2018 - Wildfires

Wildfires and Outdoor Activities

Prevent Wildfires and Be Prepared

February 2018 - Chronic Wasting Disease

  • Chronic wasting disease (CWD), recently detected in Montana, is a progressive and fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in wild cervids including deer, elk, moose, and reindeer.
  • Precautions when field dressing wild cervids include wearing gloves and eye protection, minimizing handling of brain and spinal tissues, and practicing good hand hygiene.
  • To date, worldwide, no reported human cases of CWD  have occurred; however, consuming meat from infected animals is not recommended