Signs of CWD

A sick deer can have and spread CWD even if it looks healthy. Signs of late-stage CWD:

  • loss of coordination
  • droopy head or ears
  • lack of fear of humans
  • excessive drooling, and
  • dramatic weight loss

CWD cannot be diagnosed by symptoms alone since other conditions can cause the animal to display similar behaviors. CWD can be confirmed only through testing.

How to Report

Report suspected deer to a local game warden or biologist. Be ready to provide the exact location. Do not contact, disturb, kill or remove the animal without permission from TPWD.

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Video: Deer with CWD