Minnesota's firearm deer season starts one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday. Area wildlife officers are expecting a good harvest in this area. Deer numbers are good, the deer are active in the rut, and while there is still plenty of corn out there, the harvest is progressing. DNR photo

As the author prepares for his 39th trip to hunt with his father and children at a northern Minnesota deer camp, a reflection on goulash, laughs, wolf tracks and that next generation that will preserve the traditions for another four decades and beyond.

In a paper titled “Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids: Implications for Prion Transmission to Humans and Other Animal Species,” senior author Michael Osterholm and five contributing authors say “the risk of CWD transmission to humans is low but not zero.”

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