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  1. How can I report diseased wildlife that I observe?
    For diseased wildlife, contact the WDFW Wildlife Health Section of the Wildlife Program at (509) 892-1001 ext. 326. WDFW has re-established a hotline to report dead or ill swans in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties in order to monitor lead poisoning. People can call (360) 466-4345, extensi ...
  2. How do I get an animal tested for rabies?
    The decision of whether or not to test an animal for rabies is made by state and local public health authorities after consideration of the circumstances surrounding exposure to a potentially rabid animal. If you are bitten by an animal or believe that you may have been exposed to rabies, conta ...
  3. What is the status of hair loss syndrome in deer?
    Hair loss syndrome in black-tailed deer was first described in western Washington in 1995. The condition is caused by a heavy infestation of Eurasian louse in the genus Damalinia (Cervicola) sp. The normal hosts of this louse are European and Asian deer and antelope which are not seriously affe ...
  4. If I harvested deer, elk or moose from a state or province connected to chronic wasting disease (CWD), what do I do?
    Check the chronic wasting disease section of the Big Game pamphlet for full details. This section lists the rules for importing items to Washington from certain states and provinces to reduce the risk of transmitting CWD: Meat that has been de-boned in the state or province where it was harves ...