The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting the first ever case of CWD or Chronic Wasting Disease in Jackson County, Iowa.  The deer was found in the northern part of the county.

In addition the DNR is reporting a second case of CWD in Dubuque County. That deer was found near Highway 151 between Dubuque and Cascade.


CWD is a neurological disease affecting primarily deer and elk. Signs of CWD in deer include excessive salivation, thirst and urination, loss of appetite, weight loss, listlessness and drooping ears and head. It is always fatal to the infected animal. Anyone seeing a deer exhibiting these symptoms should immediately contact the Iowa DNR.

For more on CDW from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources just CLICK HERE.

To report of sample for testing by the DNR CLICK HERE

For information on a hunting license, CLICK HERE

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