(WFRV) – A new baiting and feeding ban is in effect for Outagamie and Calumet Counties beginning October 1, after a farm-raised deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), they were notified that a farm-raised deer on a deer farm in Outagamie County tested positive for CWD resulting in Outagamie County now being considered a CWD-affected county.

State law requires the DNR to enact a ban on baiting and feeding deer in counties when a farm-raised or wild animal tests positive for CWD or tuberculosis in the county where detected and any other counties within a 10-mile radius of the positive animal’s known location.

As a result, the DNR announced Friday that a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Outagamie County, and a two-year baiting and feeding ban in Calumet County, will be starting on Oct. 1.

More information regarding baiting and feeding regulations and CWD in Wisconsin is available on the DNR’s baiting and feeding regulations webpage.