In response to a positive detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer breeding facility in Kimble County, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has adopted an emergency rule implementing a new surveillance zone in that County.
Surveillance zones cover areas where the presence of CWD could reasonably be expected, enhancing efforts to monitor and contain disease spread. All harvested deer, elk or CWD-susceptible species within the zone must be brought to a TPWD check station or drop box within 48 hours for testing. Carcass movement restrictions also apply within the surveillance zone.
TPWD will provide a staffed check station and drop boxes in Segovia and a drop box at South Llano River State Park.
CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in certain cervids including deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family. This slow, progressive disease may not produce visible signs in susceptible species for several years after infection.
Visit TPWD’s recently updated CWD page to find a map of all CWD zones, check stations and positive case tracking.