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.
Special whitetail hunt would include CWD Management Zone plus permit areas 346, 348, and 349 that DNR describes as “chronically over goal.”
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.
Herd was part of farmed deer and elk disease investigation.
Ban would last three years in counties with CWD if no additional deer test positive and would last two years in neighboring counties; heads to state Assembly.
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.
Specific attention given to high priority areas in southeast and northern Montana, where confirmed cases of CWD are closest to the state’s borders.
Petitions’ language pushes to close the state’s borders to captive deer from other states; hunting group’s website said it aims to protect the native deer population and limit the killing of confined big game, such as elk, deer, moose, mountain goats and javelin.
At stake is Wyoming’s identity. The Cowboy State’s iconic herds not only draw thousands of hunters and wildlife viewers each year, they’re why many people live here in the first place.
Part of disease tracing effort reaching back to 2016 Crow Wing County case.
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.
Disease has never been found in the wild here, and if the continued surveillance through next fall’s seasons shows the same result, no CWD in the wild, the surveillance program will end.
The purpose of the resolution is to have scientists and experts “advise the NRC, the DNR or other applicable agencies on further steps and actions which could be implemented to substantially mitigate or eliminate CWD in Michigan.”
A decade later, we’ve hunted 11 states in search of eight different game birds and have learned a lot along the way.
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.
Plan covers action items like surveillance and monitoring, education and outreach, biosecurity and safety, research, and public involvement.
Agency sampled more than 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2016; positive detections primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin.
All but one of those positives were in a cluster that was about four miles west of Lanesboro.
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.
Baiting, feeding ban in CWD-affected counties the one remaining tool the DNR has to slow CWD spread.
In 2005, CWD was found in captive and wild white-tailed deer in Oneida County. After intensive disease response efforts, no subsequent cases have been detected.
Agency looking to capture 500 deer over five years in two study areas; predators also being collared.
Previous effort failed, but he’s bringing proposal back on short public notice.
Test results still pending on deer from a handful of counties and on 86 deer tissue samples from the Clayton County special deer collection effort that ended on March 5.