The Lansing State Journal is reporting this afternoon that a deer killed by a hunter in DeWitt Township may have Chronic Wasting Disease. This is another reminder to area hunters to have any deer harvested checked by DNR officials for signs of the disease. Preliminary tests on the DeWitt Township deer alarmed officials enough to send for further testing and verification that could take several weeks.

If tests are positive, it would be the fourth deer this year to have CWD. Three others were detected in Meridian Township, prompting DNR officials to ban feeding and baiting in Ingham, Clinton, and Shiawassee Counties. With the possible detection in DeWitt Township, hunters in Eaton County are encouraged to follow suit, and cease feeding and baiting as the deer was found within ten miles of the county line.