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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible, always fatal, neurological disease that affects deer and other cervids such as elk, moose and reindeer/caribou.

CWD was detected in North Carolina in March 2022. In response, CWD Surveillance Areas with special regulations have been established. 



Follow the links below to learn more about CWD and its impact on deer, elk and other cervids, as well as hunters.