CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Fish and Game officials say the state’s deer population continues to show no evidence of a wildlife disease that has been found in 16 states and Canadian provinces.

Based on tests during last year’s deer season, the state says it found no sign of chronic wasting disease, a disorder that kills white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose.

The disease was first identified in 1978 and remained isolated in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska for about a decade. Since then, it has been found as far east as New York and West Virginia.