Pretending scientific knowledge is untrue regarding CWD will not make the problem go away.
Archers in Pennsylvania eagerly anticipate bow season for deer.
Chronic wasting disease spreads and the situation worsens. It is time for more action from the Game Commission.
The two deer had ear tags, are likely captive-herd escapees.
Wayne Laroche will lead Pennsylvania Game Commission in advancing chronic wasting disease campaign.
A half-hour drive in Pennsylvania produced numerous sightings of deer, plenty with fuzzy antlers sprouting.
Chronic wasting disease has spread to free-ranging buck in an area of the state where it previously had been detected only in captive deer.
Does are adept at hiding their newborns from natural predators, but humans can spoil their efforts.
Disease Management Area 2 will be expanded significantly eastward, increasing its area from 2,846 square miles to 4,095 square miles, and within DMA 2, two new Deer Management Assistance Program units have been created to focus hunter effort in areas where multiple CWD-positive deer have been found.
Chronic wasting disease sampling in 2016 turns up 25 positive cases, all in the area of DMA 2 — the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild.
Positive test from this sample size increases concern that more CWD-positive deer might be present in the immediate area where the deer was taken.
Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17, the commission said – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the agency’s 2015-16 harvest estimate of 315,813.
Among the restrictions now covered by regulation is the prohibition on importing into Pennsylvania any high-risk parts from deer, elk, moose or other cervids harvested within states or Canadian provinces where CWD is present.
Board of Game Commissioners gives final approval to 2017-18 hunting/trapping seasons.
Estimated 137,580 bucks largest harvest of antlered deer since 2002.
Though an unlikely deer month, now is the time to learn about the local herd in Pennsylvania
State officials say hunters harvested 14,742 deer during the 2016-2017 hunting season, surpassing the previous year's record of 14,681 deer taken.
Cases localized to an existing management area in the western part of the state.
Biologists sometimes refer to them as "starvation foods" — but there has to be more to the story.
Controversy persists over allowing semi-auto rifles for big game in Pennsylvania
Trying to figure out what deer eat during the winter in Pennsylvania, when and why, is an exercise in learning.
Two deer farms will remain under quarantine for five years after the last potentially-exposed deer is gone.
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