Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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Rare black deer in Moab area died of chronic wasting disease

Recent test results have confirmed that a unique black deer that became well-known and loved by Moab residents died of chronic wasting disease, a relatively rare, but fatal transmissible disease that affects the nervous systems of deer, elk and moose.

Big game hunt application period opens Jan. 30

The application period for Utah's big game hunts is opening soon, so if you're interested in getting your own locally-harvested deer or elk meat this fall, be sure to take note of the dates.

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