The hunting season may be winding down in the province, but hunters are still being reminded of CWD which is commonly found in deer, elk and moose.

Ministry officers across the provinces will be taking in deer and elk for examination, and advise that hunters bring all deer and elk in for examination before consumption.

Affecting the nervous system in deer, elk and moose, CWD has no scientific evidence showing a spread to humans. It is also important to not that infected deer or elk have not been know to spread disease to other species such as cattle.

To help lower the spread of CWD, hunters are asked to take certain precautions when field dressing, transporting and processing animals.

Hunters are advised to not introduce the disease to other parts of the province through the disposal of carcass waste methods. Also avoid removing the infected animal from where it came from, especially in areas that CWD is higher.