Additional areas to be added to deer baiting ban in ND

PHOTO: male and female Mule deer, Photo Date: Undated

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) North Dakota wildlife officials expect some areas along the state's northern border with Canada will be added to a ban on baiting deer to help reduce the potential spread of chronic wasting disease.

Game and Fish Wildlife Division assistant chief Casey Anderson says the disease is like a slow growing cancer and affects big bucks the most. Minot Daily News says Anderson spoke to those gathered for a Game and Fish Advisory Board meeting Monday night.

The disease which can strike white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose and elk, attacks the nervous system and leads to death.

CWD has been discovered in Sioux and Grant counties along the South Dakota border. It's been found in South Dakota, Montana and in Saskatchewan within six miles of the state border.