CWD

NYSDEC talks CWD [video]

Tony Wilkinson, director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish and Wildlife, addresses a statewide hunter education instructor gathering in Ballston Spa (Saratoga County) and voices concerns over the potential return of chronic wasting disease to New York and outlines steps the department is taking to prevent that. Categories: CWD, New York Videos, Whitetail Deer, Whitetail Deer Videos…

Could predators help combat chronic wasting disease?

For elk, the shotgun would need to be 12-gauge or larger.As Montana struggles to check chronic wasting disease among big-game animals like deer, elk and moose, some experts suggest increased predator protections as a potential solution. “Not just wolves but also mountain lions have been shown to be pretty effective at selecting and taking prey that’s disadvantaged or disabled, and…

Arkansas whitetails: Harvest again surpasses 200,000; CWD confirmed in three northwestern counties

LITTLE ROCK – There’s still a month-and-a-half left in the deer season for archery hunters, but Arkansas’ deer harvest has already topped the 200,000-mark at the conclusion of the second modern gun youth hunt Jan. 6-7. This is the sixth consecutive year Arkansas hunters have reached this milestone. The Arkansas record harvest came in 2012, when hunters harvested 213,487 deer. Although…

Boundaries, rules set for late-season deer hunt in CWD zone

For the late-season hunt, there is no bag limit, the antler point restriction will be eliminated in this area and cross-tagging (party hunting) will be allowed.Boundaries for a special late-season deer hunt to help control chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County have been expanded to include portions of three surrounding deer permit areas, the DNR said in a…