McKay Fleck, center, opens an incision on a deer head to find the lymph nodes

McKay Fleck, center, opens an incision on a deer head to find the lymph nodes they need to sample while Leo Duarte helps hold the head and Wade Krist records the data on Thursday morning. The lymph node that is removed for lab testing for CWD is the retro pharyngeal lymph node located between the pharynx and the muscle that surrounds the spine.

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Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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