DNR working to stop the spread of CWD

Deer hunting season begins on Wednesday, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is prepping for another deer killer.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is working to prevent the chronic wasting disease from spreading to more deer in the Lansing area.

They are working with the United States Department of Agriculture and sharpshooters in the Mid-Michigan area to eliminate/test deer who may possibly have CWD. They will donate the deer meat that isn't infected to hunger groups around Michigan.

The director of the city's Parks & Recreation says that what the DNR is doing is not considered hunting and hunting is not allowed in the city's limits.

The DNR says if people see any deer that look thin and sickly, call their twenty four hour hotline, 1-800-292-7800.