Organizations forming the new CWD Action Coalition include state and national groups and a Minnesota tribe
Amendment that would have banned new deer farms in state of Minnesota failed last week on a 29-36 vote in state Senate.
New baiting and feeding ban in effect.
Advocates switching to DNR from BAH.
Emergency action meant to provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and preventing additional transfers from potentially exposed farms.
Additional CWD-positives, illegal carcass disposal spur expanded investigation, response in Beltrami County
Twelve additional white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in the infected Beltrami County farmed deer herd.
They’re the first-ever scientists to successfully deploy a CWD field test.
The new method utilizes a piece of tissue from the animal’s ear for testing. Previously, more invasive tests had proven effective but difficult to collect, including a rectal sample or biopsy of lymph nodes.
Doe found to have fatal neurological disease in Wyandot County.
The farm first detected CWD in a 2½-year-old white-tailed deer in October 2020.
The total number of cases since CWD was initially discovered in North Dakota in 2009 is 44 and 30 of those cases have occurred in the last two years.
Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones.
As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
Wildlife managers are forging into uncharted territory as they keep feeding elk in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while knowing that concentrating thousands of animals on feed will likely exacerbate the spread of the fatal chronic wasting disease.
DNR will enact a new two-year ban on baiting and feeding in Ozaukee County and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County.
Harvested deer from Wyandot County tests positive.
Hunts set for parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January.
The case of the Dakota County deer, an adult male, marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been detected in a hunter-harvested wild deer in the newly established south metro disease management zone.
The farm is located within the designated CWD endemic area in southeastern Minnesota and the herd enclosure was double-fenced in 2017.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan wildlife officials won’t be able to check as many deer for chronic wasting disease during the upcoming hunting season. The state DNR said it’s facing staff and financial shortages as well as challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. “We ask for your patience and grace as we adapt to meet these challenges,” said acting wildlife division chief…
New online form available for hunters.
CWD remains a highly serious threat to white-tailed deer and elk populations in Pennsylvania.
Changes for 2020 include voluntary sampling in affected areas, a new management zone and new surveillance areas.
While this blogger is in favor of doing whatever it takes to slow or prevent the spread of CWD, banning the use of deer urine may be the least effective means.
Some of the data input, analysis delayed by COVID-19.