New Funding Sought To Fight Deer Disease

There’s an effort in Lansing to boost the funding in the fight against a contagious and fatal central-nervous-system disease found in deer, elk, and moose. State Representative Beau LaFave told Michigan News Network more.

“Chronic wasting disease is a disease that affects the deer populations across the United States,” LaFave said. “It’s been found in the lower peninsula, and just 15 miles away from the U. P. border in Wisconsin.”

The Iron Mountain Republican says $2.6 million has been allocated in a budget plan supported last week by the Michigan House. LaFave tells us Chronic Wasting Disease is difficult to kil once it gets established.