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Elk still living at Heartland Wildlife Ranch

June 21, 2012 | 8:31 p.m. CDT
Elk can still be found at the Heartland Wildlife Ranch, one of several locations that imports and raises captive deer for hunting in Macon County. The ranch is located in an area that has confirmed cases of captive and wild deer with chronic wasting disease, which can be spread by feeding procedures that unnaturally concentrate animals, natural movement of infected wild deer or the transportation of live captive deer that are already infected.

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