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
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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.