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Chronic wasting disease is a brain-deteriorating disease that affects cervidae (species including elk, deer). The disease falls in the same category as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, commonly known as "mad cow" disease). CWD is not known to exist in Indiana's free-roaming (wild) and farm-raised (captive) populations. However, the presence of CWD in other, western states has raised concern among Indiana's animal health community. All cervids brought into Indiana must meet specific herd health requirements to prevent the entry of CWD into the Hoosier state.
To find out the most current information about Michigan's hunting regulations please visit the Michigan DNR website at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr.