CWD Confirmed In Jackson County

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms the first positive test result for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer in Jackson County. The deer was harvested in the town of Garfield. Garfield is within 10 miles of the Eau Claire and Trempealeau county borders.

The deer was a hunter-harvested 2-year-old buck and is the first confirmed wild CWD-positive deer detected in Jackson County.

This detection will cause the following:

  • Jackson County will renew the ban already in place.
  • Eau Claire and Trempealeau counties currently have 3-year baiting and feeding bans in place from positive detections within the county. This detection will not impact those counties.

The DNR asks deer hunters in Jackson, Eau Claire and Trempealeau counties to help with efforts to identify where CWD occurs on the landscape by having their deer tested for the disease.