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Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Federal funding for research a good step toward keeping CWD at bay

Hunters who hunt outside New York State are reminded they may only legally bring back deboned meat, cleaned skull caps, antlers with no adhering flesh, and raw or processed cape or hide. (Photo courtesy of Mike Raykovicz)
Chronic wasting disease is of serious concern for both biologists and sportsmen here in New York and elsewhere. CWD is 100% fatal for deer and the only way discovered so far to mitigate it is to isolate whitetail populations where it is found. As we reported earlier, it was discovered in Pennsylvania's free-ranging white-tailed deer in 2012 and continues to be a threat to deer and elk in the Commonwealth.
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