Chronic wasting disease is an untreatable and fatal brain and nervous system disease found in deer, elk, and moose and it’s of grave concern for biologists around the country. Fortunately, there have been no cases discovered in New York since 2005. However, that’s not the case with 24 other states, including Pennsylvania, where CWD has been discovered in both captive and free-ranging deer in several southcentral counties. Following the…
Chronic wasting disease is an untreatable and fatal brain and nervous system disease found in deer, elk, and moose, and it’s of grave concern to biologists around the country. Fortunately, there have been no cases discovered in New York since 2005. However, that’s not the case with 24 other states, including Pennsylvania, where CWD has been discovered in both captive and free-ranging deer in several southcentral counties. Following…
Agency’s plans to halt spread should be noted by anyone with interest in deer and elk in Pennsylvania.
Left to right: Larry Bonde of the Conservation Congress, DNR Deputy Secretary Todd Ambs, NRB member Greg Kazmierski, and Tami Ryan, current DNR wildlife director, provide background on CWD efforts in Wisconsin during a Sept. 3 meeting in Madison. (Photo by Tim Eisele)The Wisconsin DNR, Conservation Congress, and Natural Resources Board held a joint press conference Tuesday, Sept. 3 to…
This year, CWD surveillance will occur throughout 18 counties in northern Wisconsin as part of a multi-year rotation across the state.
MADISON, Wis. – Officials from the Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Wisconsin Natural Resources Board have announced new cooperative efforts on steps to control and deal with chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Wisconsin, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Sept. 3. “We are unified in our interests in responding to and managing CWD,” said Assistant…
New deer baiting, feeding restrictions in Burnett, Barron, Polk and Washburn counties in effect Sept. 1.
As part of efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota DNR bans the feeding of deer and the use of attractants in certain parts of the state to prevent the concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. The DNR will expand deer feeding and attractant bans in southeast and north central…
According to the agency, 2019 season regulations designed to control disease for long-term health of Minnesota’s wild deer.
The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…
The attendees couldn’t agree on how to share management plans or whether they even should.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
Hunter-supplied information on the location where they killed deer turned in for sampling reportedly can be imprecise, a problem in trying to closely monitor the disease’s spread.
A committee of hunters formed by the DNR is recommending that hunters in parts of western Wisconsin be required to have deer they shoot during the gun season this fall inspected for CWD.
A number of major deer hunting regulations approved for the 2019 deer seasons.
Those with an interest in whitetail deer and elk in this state are splitting over how to deal with chronic wasting disease crisis.
Evers makes 78 vetoes in first budget; creates Office of Outdoor Recreation in Department of Tourism.
Due to CWD detections, DMA 2 now covers more than 6,715 square miles, an expansion of 2,101 square miles since last year.
Since 2016, a total of 51 CWD-positive wild deer have been identified.
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
Another 13 of the 102 deer were too decomposed to allow for successful testing.
The urban deer program will still continue in an effort to minimize deer/human conflicts, but will be a lethal-removal only program moving forward.
Increases in all categories add up to 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.
It’s the first since 1998, and again involves a farmed elk.
Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on program, but it’s still favored.
DNR Secretary Preston Cole says he knows people want the DNR to “step on the gas” in regard to controlling CWD, but needs science to justify new strategies and spending.