Tennessee deer hunters have just got a new tool for keeping their eyes on chronic wasting disease in deer and elk herds in the state and across North America.

Since its discovery, CWD has been a major concern to hunters and wildlife professionals alike. Part of the concern has been the difficulty that state and provincial wildlife agencies have in coordinating and communicating information about CWD to hunters and other interested publics. Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and partners have had a CWD Response Plan in place since prior to first confirmation of the disease in the state in late 2018.

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