ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Game and Fish is warning hunters to be careful what animals they harvest. “Chronic Wasting Disease” has been found in the McGregor Range in southern New Mexico.
The disease has already been detected in five deer hunted in the area. The neurological disease is found in deer and elk and is fatal. It attacks the animal’s brain so an infected animal would appear to be sick.
It’s recommended that hunters avoid eating meat from animals that appear sick even though there’s no proof the disease can be harmful to humans.