The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced a new deer feeding ban for 11 central and north-central Minnesota counties surrounding two farms where captive deer were infected with chronic wasting disease.

The ban will remain in place until 2019.  In southeastern Minnesota, a ban on deer feeding and deer attractants for Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Mower and Winona counties remains in effect through June 27, 2018.  Complete information about mandatory CWD testing this fall, sampling station locations and a related precautionary feeding ban are available now on the DNR website at mndnr.gov/cwd.