The state D-N-R says seven-point-three-percent of the deer it tested last year had chronic wasting disease. That’s down from the nine-point-four percent death rate from 2015 that alarmed some state lawmakers. The D-N-R’s website says 441 of the six-thousand-39 deer taken by hunters and analyzed by lab technicians had C-W-D. That’s about twice as many samples as the previous year, which had the highest percentage rate of C-W-D infections since the fatal deer brain disease was first discovered in the Badger State in 2002. The D-N-R has been working on revisions to its long term plan to keep chronic wasting disease in check — and that work could be finished by the end of this year.