CWD

Alabama eyes potential economic impact of CWD

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A fatal deer disease is inching closer to Alabama, where whitetail deer are the most popular game animal and hunting generates a $1.8 billion yearly economic impact. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that a dead buck tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Mississippi’s Issaquena County last month; until then, the closest state to Alabama with the neurological…

Mississippi looks to response plan after first-ever CWD case

VICKSBURG, Miss. — Mississippi will hold a public meeting to discuss its response plan to a fatal infectious deer disease that has been confirmed in the state. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said in a news release late last week that leading scientists and department employees will discuss the plan for dealing with chronic wasting disease . The…

Deer movement study begins in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD zone; feeding ban continues in 16 Minn. counties

A deer feeding ban remains in effect for 16 counties located in central, north-central and southeastern Minnesota.A Minnesota DNR research project that will examine how deer move across the landscape in southeastern Minnesota’s chronic wasting disease management area is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 12, the DNR said in a news release Monday, March 12. “The data from this…