Hunting season is here and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center is accepting hunter-harvested submissions for CWD testing for $65 per sample (deer head). What do I submit? We need the deer head for testing. Remove the head at the first vertebrae behind the skull. If you harvest a buck, cut off the antlers at the base or the skull plate with…
Chronic wasting disease was detected in four harvested samples from farmed deer at a quarantined farm in Crow Wing County.
The doe was shot on a deer damage shooting permit on an agricultural farm about 4 miles from the Michigan-Wisconsin border.
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.
The Minnesota DNR has created videos on how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease, how to quarter a deer, how to cape a trophy deer and how to remove lymph nodes. “We’re informing hunters about what they can do to minimize risk to our wild deer population,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager. “There are a few changes…
Buck taken during the opening weekend of archery season near Preston in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone.
“The truth of the matter is if we don’t solve this problem the way it rose as we see in Wisconsin, Wyoming, West Virginia, Colorado, the future of deer hunting for your kids and your grandchildren will definitely be in jeopardy.”
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.
Testing also helps the DNR track the spread of CWD.
State Sen. Steve Nass, co-chairman of the Legislature’s rules committee, has called for a committee vote on suspending regs, saying they’re too costly and cumbersome to implement this year.
Wildlife officials in neighboring Vermont on alert after confirmation in a captive red deer herd in the Canadian province.
With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples established by the DNR, hunters may also have a deer tested for CWD at the UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hunters must…
New CWD rules will affect Pennsylvania hunters who hunt in other states.
There is a lot at stake here because in states where CWD has been present for many years, deer and elk populations declined. Deer hunting here in New York represents a $1.5 billion economic value to rural communities and small businesses throughout the state.
Public CWD meetings will include southern Illinois counties after disease appears in southeast Missouri
Just like last year in the days leading up to the Oct. 1 bowhunting opener, the Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about CWD, its effect on future deer populations, and the state’s efforts to control the disease.
The newly-established Disease Surveillance Area includes the areas within a 6-mile radius from the CWD positive samples.
Precautionary testing during the first two days of firearms deer season will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Monday, Aug. 27. “Wild deer are not known to have CWD in these areas, and this is the second year of surveillance…
Southeastern Minnesota ban continues for 6 counties and includes attractants.
Action came after months of input from hunters, residents and others interested in the long-term health of the state’s deer population.
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
This year, there are more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer, the agency said; mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease continues.
Retired Wisconsin deer biologist Mike Foy has a unique pay-for-performance idea.
Deer-harvest goal remains at 200,000.
According to the agency, the plan’s eight broad goals cover topics ranging from research, to keeping Minnesota’s deer populations healthy to how the DNR and the public work together on deer management.
As of July, baiting and feeding of deer will be prohibited in 43 Wisconsin counties, including the additions of Marinette and Florence.
Ruling involved owners of hunting preserves who challenged regulations imposed by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2014. The regulations attempt to help stop the spread of chronic wasting disease by limiting the importation of deer and elk into Missouri.