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Supplemental feeding ban extended after disease found in white-tailed deer

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has extended the supplemental feeding ban in six counties after Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a white-tailed deer. 

It is now unlawful to establish new mineral sites, mineral blocks, salt blocks or licks and to add supplements to existing mineral sites.

The CWD management zone includes Claiborne, Hinds, Issaquena, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo counties.

READ MORE: Dept. of Health warns against eating deer meat in counties affected by CWD

The intent of the supplemental feeding ban is to minimize the concentration of white-tailed deer in small, centralized locations to reduce the potential for spreading the disease.

READ MORE: Chronic Wasting Disease confirmed in a Mississippi white-tailed deer

For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease click here or call 601-432-2400. 

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