Do you work for Game & Fish? How close do you live from the unit? I was about an hours drive from where I harvested that buck, and that is a direct quote from the department. He stated that is the worst unit on the front range for CWD. I asked a lot of questions while I had him on the phone, and gave a detailed description of the location of the kill.The entire herd is not infected with CWD there. CWD has spread across a bunch of different units throughout the state, but that doesn't mean that every animal has it. It is a pretty rare disease even though it has spread so much.
I don't know how long you lived Co but CWD started up in Ft Collins at the wildlife research center. I was living unit 20 when all that was going on (1977 to 1987) and it's been over 30yrs since that happen.I killed a deer there with a left over tag. It tested positive for CWD, when they contacted me to give the results, he was concerned if I had consumed any of the meat, and I replied no. He then asked me to donate the meat for further testing, and then told me the entire herd was infected, that is one of the worst areas for CWD, along with all the front range south to Colorado Springs. The Castle Rock area is also very bad. If the deer have it so do the elk.