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March 26, 2023

Testing for CWD without thinning the deer herd? A ‘better way’ indeed

They’re hunting for new tools to detect CWD in deer without relying on deer culling.
Lindsay Thomas, Jr. of the National Deer Association recently addressed three separate research projects. One, at the University of Pennsylvania, involves training dogs to detect CWD prions through sniffing. Another effort at the University of Minnesota is looking at detection of prions on the surfaces of materials at deer feeders.
More promising and pragmatic is work at Mississippi State University’s Deer Lab focused on detecting CWD prions in whitetail scrapes.

Testing for CWD without thinning the deer herd? A ‘better way’ indeed Read More »

Is there a genetic link to grouse behavior? Why Pennsylvania researchers are seeking the answer

Cory Dise acquired an unexpected buddy on a deer-hunt a couple of years ago when a ruffed grouse followed him into a treestand  – and refused to leave.
Dise, 49, of Whitehall, Lehigh County, encountered the bold little bird as he was walking with his father through a Bradford County field on his way to his favorite hunting spot in November 2021.

Is there a genetic link to grouse behavior? Why Pennsylvania researchers are seeking the answer Read More »

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