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…

Tribes use annual speech to call for tougher CWD regulations

A tribal member demanded that legislators enact stronger protections to stop the spread of CWD, saying Gov. Scott Walker’s hands-off approach is jeopardizing hunting, among other things.MADISON, Wis. — A Menominee Indian tribal member is asking the Wisconsin Legislature for tougher action to stop chronic wasting disease and to join the fight against a Michigan gold mine. Gary Besaw delivered…

NYSDEC talks CWD [video]

Tony Wilkinson, director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish and Wildlife, addresses a statewide hunter education instructor gathering in Ballston Spa (Saratoga County) and voices concerns over the potential return of chronic wasting disease to New York and outlines steps the department is taking to prevent that.