The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is ordering hunters in several northwest Wisconsin townships to test the deer they kill for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Acting director of the DNR, Tami Ryan made the announcement on Tuesday.
She says the order comes in response to three infected deer identified in Eau Claire County last year.
Citizen deer advisory councils in surrounding counties formed a committee in response to the infections and recommended the mandatory testing order.
The rule applies to the nine-day gun-deer season in Eau Claire, Dunn, and Pepin counties.