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Deer Baiting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Landowners in the area where Chronic Wasting Disease was first discovered will be allowed to bait deer under an emergency rule passed Tuesday by the Natural Resources Board.

The board voted 6-1 to allow baiting in a 411-square-mile area around Mount Horeb. It's hoped the baiting will congregate deer and make it easier for landowners and sharpshooters to kill them.

A statewide ban on baiting and feeding was imposed last year to try to stop the spread of CWD, which scientists believe is passed through animal-to-animal contact.

The ban on baiting and feeding stays in effect for the rest of the state.