More cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in three new wildlife management zones in the province.

Saskatchewan Environment says the cases were found in zones 44, 39 and 3.

These zones are located east of Nipawin, northwest of Yorkton and in the southwest corner of the province

Chronic wasting disease has now been confirmed in 32 of Saskatchewan’s 83 wildlife management zones.

Although a human case of CWD has never been identified, hunters are encouraged not to eat or distribute meat from animals that have not been tested.

So far this season, 36 animals have tested positive for CWD.

Samples include 30 mule deer and six white-tailed deer.

Information on how to submit a sample for testing can be found at the Saskatchewan CWD submission and tracking website.

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