The DNR is halting the importation and movement of farmed deer in Minnesota–after three Minnesota farms received five deer from a farm in Wisconsin where chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected.

“It’s critical to understand the connections among known CWD-exposed herds, identify additional exposed herds, and prevent additional transfer from potential exposed herds.”

Assistant DNR Commissioner Bob Meier says two of the exposed animals were shipped back to Wisconsin because the farms they were sent to are no longer operating. Three deer went to an active farm; two of those were killed and tested negative for CWD. The third is still alive and awaiting testing. That farm is currently under quarantine.