No Additional Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

deer_sxc2The last set of test results for deer collected during the fall of 2014 found no additional positives for chronic wasting disease, closing the book on the 2014 deer season that included three positive samples from hunter harvested deer in Allamakee County, out of nearly 4,500 samples collected from across the state.

Iowa has tested more than 55,000 wild deer from across the state, since 2002. The three cases confirmed last December were within five miles of each other, in southeast Allamakee County; and not far from where the first positive sample from a wild deer was found, in December 2013.

The DNR will expand its surveillance to a 140 square mile area in eastern Allamakee and northeast Clayton County, including the area near Harper’s Ferry.



Drake women beat Illinois-Chicago

The Drake women are on the doorstep of a Missouri Valley Conference championship. The Bulldogs outscored Illinois-Chicago 21-11 in the second