Wildlife baiting and feeding bans are now in place in Florence and Marinette counties for the first time.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the ban was triggered by a deer from Wild Rivers Whitetails farm in Goodman testing positive for chronic wasting disease in June. Under state law, a positive CWD test triggers a three-year baiting and feeding ban in the county where the deer came from as well as any counties with a border within 10 miles.
The Marinette County feeding ban is in effect until June 18, 2021. The ban also extends to Florence and Forest counties until June 18, 2020. Forest County was already under a baiting and feeding ban after a CWD-positive deer was found in a fenced-in hunting preserve in Oneida County.
So far, no wild deer from Florence, Forest or Marinette counties has tested positive for CWD, the DNR says.