Wisconsin is not alone in its battle against Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer herd, and Davin (dave-in) Lopez with the state Department of Natural Resources says a new memorandum of understanding with Illinois could help with efforts to eradicate the disease.
Lopez says the states have been working together for some time already, but a formal agreement recently signed will make it easier for wildlife officials in both states to work together on CWD-related issues.
Some of the infected areas in Wisconsin border Illinois, so Lopez says both states stand to gain a great deal by working together. He says Illinois has employed some different tactics in trying to control the spread of the disease, such as a sharpshooter program to manage the size of the herd.
Lopez says officials are hoping to learn from those efforts and possibly apply similar tactics in Wisconsin. He says sharing research on their effectiveness could save both states money by not having to carry out their own studies first.