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Taken from a recent ADFG web page:

Deer and elk hunters in the Kodiak area (GMU 8), Prince of Wales Island area (GMU2), and elk hunters in Southeast Alaska are asked to donate the heads from your hunts in 2006. Many samples are needed to determine if our deer and elk populations in these areas are free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

To test for CWD, samples are taken from the brain stem through the hole at the back of the skull, lymph nodes near the larynx, and tonsils. Samples can be taken with no damage to the skull.

Results take many months to get back, and hunters will only be notified individually if there is a positive result. Total numbers and results will be put on the website on the Chronic Wasting Disease page.

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