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Wisconsin DNR to start surveying deer population in CWD zone

Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)
Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin DNR will spend the next few months surveying the deer population in the zone where chronic wasting disease has hit hard.  

Officials are warning residents that they'll use low flying choppers and fixed-wing aircraft to get as low as 100 feet of the tree tops.  

Eastern Rock County and western Walworth County will be the first places to be checked in early January. Flights will also take place in parts of Dane, Iowa, Richland, and Sauk counties.  

The DNR said the survey work should be finished by the middle of February. The information will help determine the deer population in the CWD zone.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)