CWD

Could predators help combat chronic wasting disease?

As Montana struggles to check chronic wasting disease among big-game animals like deer, elk and moose, some experts suggest increased predator protections as a potential solution. “Not just wolves but also mountain lions have been shown to be pretty effective at selecting and taking prey that’s disadvantaged or disabled, and that includes those with CWD,” said Norman Bishop, a retired…

Arkansas whitetails: Harvest again surpasses 200,000; CWD confirmed in three northwestern counties

LITTLE ROCK – There’s still a month-and-a-half left in the deer season for archery hunters, but Arkansas’ deer harvest has already topped the 200,000-mark at the conclusion of the second modern gun youth hunt Jan. 6-7. This is the sixth consecutive year Arkansas hunters have reached this milestone. The Arkansas record harvest came in 2012, when hunters harvested 213,487 deer. Although…

Boundaries, rules set for late-season deer hunt in CWD zone

For the late-season hunt, there is no bag limit, the antler point restriction will be eliminated in this area and cross-tagging (party hunting) will be allowed.Boundaries for a special late-season deer hunt to help control chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County have been expanded to include portions of three surrounding deer permit areas, the DNR said in a…

Representatives from Wisconsin make CWD pitch in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of Montana’s first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease, a bill has been introduced by Reps. Ron Kind and Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin that would give states and tribes the funding and other assistance needed to fight the disease in deer, moose and elk that threatens the nation’s big-game populations and hunting opportunities. In…