Prevalence is high on game farm in Jefferson County
CWD concerns prompt push to Ag secretary
For now, Ohio’s deer herd appears clean of any chronic wasting disease.
Authorities still need to remain vigilant against disease
Disease area deer harvest will be dictated by agency’s staff
Game commissioners, at their early April meeting here, expressed fear about chronic wasting disease getting into the state’s elk herd
This is a laser that cuts a pretty wide swath.
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.