CWD positive deer confirmed in West Tennessee

 The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that Lauderdale County has been confirmed as CWD (chronic wasting disease) positive. Henderson County is now classified as CWD High-Risk with the confirmation of CWD in a hunter-harvested deer in Madison County within 10 miles of the Henderson County border. 

Lauderdale County was previously CWD High-Risk and as a result, nothing other than its classification changes because deer carcass movement and wildlife feeding restrictions, and Unit CWD hunting regulations have been in effect. Lauderdale County joins Chester, Fayette, Hardeman, Haywood, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton as CWD positive counties.