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GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed a case of chronic wasting disease in deer hunt area northwest of Gillette.

It's the first time the disease has been found in a Gillette hunt area, although the area is bordered on the east and west by deer hunt areas where chronic wasting disease has been found as early as 2007.

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The Gillette News Record reports that a buck mule deer that did not appear to be healthy was reported by a landowner. A Game and Fish biologist euthanized the deer and took samples. It was later determined to have suffered from chronic wasting disease.

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