Using data acquired from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department, onX has created a map layer of Special Hunt Areas and Transportation Restriction Areas to help combat CWD.
Where do I find the CWD Management Areas Layer?
The CWD is a Montana-specific Layer, so make sure you have Montana selected in the Manage States menu. The CWD Management Areas Layer can be found under the State Layers. This Layer is included with your 7-day Free Trial, Premium, or Elite Membership. It will show as a set of light green and yellow words and borders on your map.
What is CWD?
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible neurological disease of deer and elk that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. It is characterized by loss of body condition, behavioral abnormalities, and death. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
What are Transportation Restriction Zones?
To prevent the spread of CWD, no brain or spinal column material from animals taken inside one of these zones are allowed outside the Transportation Restriction Zone.
Transportation Restriction Zones are indicated by yellow words and borders on the map when the CWD Management Areas Layer is enabled.
What are the Special Hunt Areas?
Specially Scheduled Hunts occur within these areas, the purpose of which is to sample enough harvested animals to determine the prevalence and spatial distribution of the disease.
Special Hunt Areas are indicated by green words and borders on the map when the CWD Management Areas Layer is enabled.