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.
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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
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A second Pennsylvania deer has been found to have had chronic wasting disease.
The discovery this fall of chronic wasting disease in two deer on a game farm in southeastern Pennsylvania has hunters wondering what to do
Hunters in Adams/York counties plan to hunt deer; Statewide sample collection to continue
Last April when the Pennsylvania Game Commission board approved the use of baiting (on a limited basis) on Red Tag farms in several southeastern counties during deer season, I didn't like it. Hunting deer over bait isn't ethical, in my opinion, but ethics aside it's a dangerous proposition. We all know that feeding deer congregates them. Baiting is essentially feeding,…
Chronic wasting disease is now within Pennsylvania’s borders. With CWD already in New York, Maryland and West Virginia, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl Roe shared his concern with me last Monday.
The potential impact of Pennsylvania’s first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in a captive deer continues to grow. At this issue’s deadline, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture had placed quarantines on 20 deer farms.
An antlerless deer known as Pink 23 that escaped from the Adams County enclosure where it lived with the 3.5-year-old doe that had Pennsylvania’s first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease remained in the wild as this issue went to press.
Game Commission check station will be open on Sundays during two-week firearms deer seasonGame Commission check station will be open on Sundays during two-week firearms deer season
Pennsylvania may have its second case of chronic wasting disease.
Now that chronic wasting disease has been found in a captive Pennsylvania deer, and more than a dozen deer farms in the state have been quarantined, you probably have an opinion about how the disease spreads. As you listen to state officials and biologists, such as Kip Adams, the Quality Deer Management Association's director of education and outreach, blame deer…
It's all very disturbing. Since a captive deer from an Adams County farm was determined to have chronic wasting disease on Oct. 10, there have been a few developments that really haven't reduced the threat of the disease entering into the wild population. In fact, that risk has increased, in my opinion. Last week, when shooters from the state and…
It’s going to be a long, hard road from here.
On the heels of finding chronic wasting disease in a Pennsylvania deer, it’s time for the state’s game commissioners to consider a ban on deer feeding.
New York's response to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a single – one, count 'em, one – deer earlier this month, in a captive deer at that, and in the southernmost part of the Keystone State is going to be one big headache for New York hunters who pursue Pa. whitetails this season. That's if the New York…
Adams County captive Deer Tests Positive; No Evidence of Effect on Humans
I could sense the despair in Dr. Walt Cottrell's voice. As the wildlife veterinarian for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Cottrell has seen virtually every malady that can strike any species in the state. He's seen it all… almost. The Game Commission has launched a media campaign, if you will, to raise awareness of the risk of chronic wasting disease and…
If and when chronic wasting disease shows up in Pennsylvania deer, Game Commission officials won’t overreact, they revealed at their recent meeting here.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during Pennsylvania’s 2010 hunting season