The Minnesota Department of Natural resources reports a third deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been found in southeastern Minnesota.

WXOW TV is reporting the deer was taken south of Rushford and about five miles from the area where two other deer infected with the disease were taken near Lanesboro during the November season.

The DNR says the discovery will not change the current boundaries of the disease management zone. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has created a 10 mile disease control zone around the latest positive case.

The DNR has also scheduled a special deer hunt from December 31st to January 15th. The hunt is not meant to eradicate deer from the zone just control the disease.....  

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