A just-released University of Wisconsin study of chronic wasting disease recommends focusing more hunting pressure on the deer most likely to carry and spread CWD in whitetails: bucks, the males of the species.
A white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in Bedford County last fall has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Concerns remain disease could resurface in N.Y.
Recent research has shown that plant roots can absorb prions that cause chronic wasting disease from soil, although it is unclear whether animals eating those plants can be infected by CWD
Despite objections by many hunters and most wildlife watchers, the state’s deer culling program appears to be accomplishing its goal of containing and limiting the spread of chronic wasting disease
As Ohio awaits its possible turn as the next place where chronic wasting disease (CWD) shows up in the deer herd, state scientists have already mapped out a defensive strategy.
Facing two chronic wasting disease management areas this fall – double the zones involved in last year’s first go-round with CWD in Pennsylvania – the Game Commission is looking to cut costs and staff commitments.
In the face of chronic wasting disease, Pennsylvania game commissioners are considering banning the use of deer urine statewide by hunters.
CWD containment efforts are critical for future of Pa. deer hunting
The spread of chronic wasting disease to Pennsylvania’s wild deer herd is going to mean changes.
Will the disease noticeably thin the Pennsylvania herd over time?
Between 2001 and 2005, when Duane Diefenbach was studying the dispersal of young white-tailed deer
Pa. discovery underscores need for vigilance
In recent years, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials have talked about when, not if, chronic wasting disease would show up in the state’s wild deer
State officials have revealed no specific plans about how they are going to deal with the recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease in wild deer.
When CWD was discovered in captive deer in Pa. last October, it dominated news headlines. The recent discovery of the disease in three wild deer, however, has turned into old news rather quickly.
Deadly disease of deer, elk persists because of long incubation period
Time will tell whether Pennsylvania can contain CWD in its wild deer population – now identified in two of 67 counties.
The worst fears about chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania have not been realized, Walt Cottrell told game commissioners here recently.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Feb. 8 announced quarantines have been lifted on 14 additional deer farms after DNA testing confirmed these farms had no ties to two Adams County deer that died of Chronic Wasting Disease in October 2012.
Peruse any outdoor catalog and you’ll find all kinds of tools and toys meant to help hunters bag deer.
Pennsylvania Game Commission staff came as close to publicly criticizing a fellow state agency as might ever be seen Dec. 17
Lab tests have found no chronic wasting disease in Pink 23 and Purple 4, escaped deer associated with the New Oxford, Adams County, farm that in October became the site of the state’s first two confirmed cases of CWD, an always fatal brain disease in deer, elk, moose and other cervids.
With deer farms quarantined in 16 counties, the chronic wasting disease situation seemed to be getting worse by the day. Now, there is finally some good news. The two free-roaming deer with connections to Ronald Rutter’s New Oxford deer farm — where chronic wasting disease was first discovered in Pennsylvania — have been shot and killed by hunters. Even better…
Ag Department to test ‘Pink 23’
Chronic wasting disease was little more than background buzz for most hunters preparing for the first day of the firearms season