RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — State wildlife officers shot and killed nine deer on a rehabilitation farm in Randolph County on Tuesday.
Seven fallow deer and two white-tailed deer were euthanized on Wayne Kindley's farm in Hoover Hill Road in Asheboro. The deer were killed so they could be tested for Chronic Wasting Disease, wildlife officials said in a news release.
There have been no cases for the disease in North Carolina, but deer have tested positive in nearby states, wildlife officials said in the release. There is no way to test live deer for the disease.