Rancher Issues Update on Effects of CWD

SAN ANTONIO - A local rancher has issued an update on the effects that a recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease (CWD) could have on the state's deer-hunting industry.

Texas Mountain Ranch owner Robert Patterson said he's lost 37 deer in the past three days, valued at more than a quarter-million dollars.

The Texas Animal Health Commission put down deer they felt were most at risk for CWD exposure.

Patterson said he appreciates the way the agency handled the situation and they will continue working together for a solution.

Test results are expected within three to five days.

Meanwhile, another CWD task force meeting was scheduled for Thursday morning in Austin at the Texas Parks and Wildlife headquarters, but that meeting has been postponed.

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SOURCE: KSAT