It’s an effort that will be watched closely because one area is adjacent to the state’s elk range, and the results of CWD tests on culled deer will determine future action.
State wildlife officials are holding the hunt after a mule deer shot north of Chester tested positive for the disease.
Hunt will run Jan. 4-7 and 11-14 on public and private land in northern Ionia County and eastern Montcalm County, in select townships.
To this point, that’s more than 5 percent ahead of last year’s totals; and elusive elk put down by wildlife officials to protect deer herd, domestic livestock from disease potential.
The hunt will be an added opportunity to harvest antlerless deer to help reach antlerless harvest goals and the county deer population objective.
Dan Meyer’s arrival as new Wisconsin DNR secretary cited as reason for delay.
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…
Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there.
CWD was also detected in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck last month at the deer farm.
The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656.
Bulk of Iowa’s deer harvest occurs during the two shotgun seasons, which also provide an opportunity to collect a significant number of tissue samples for CWD monitoring, tracking.
“The fact that we have likely found so many additional CWD-positive deer is a major concern for Michigan’s deer population.”
The mule deer buck was shot by a hunter near the Canadian border. The other four deer came from south of Billings.
But removing antler-point restrictions will increase deer harvest, and that will no doubt be controversial.
A two-month mule deer hunt has been proposed in south-central Montana near where two bucks – which later tested positive for CWD – were killed earlier this fall.
Deer license sales decline in the zone greater than in rest of Minnesota.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed results with the USDA, has already quarantined the herd and started disease investigation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of Montana’s first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease, a bill has been introduced by Reps. Ron Kind and Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin that would give states and tribes the funding and other assistance needed to fight the disease in deer, moose and elk that threatens the nation’s big-game populations and hunting opportunities. In…
North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is adding Montana to the list of states from which the movement of deer carcasses into North Dakota is restricted. The goal is to keep the disease from spreading throughout North Dakota.
This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in free-ranging deer in Michigan and second hunter-harvested CWD-positive deer in the county; three additional suspected positive cases in the county awaiting confirmation.
Viroqua, Wis. — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer claimed one more Wisconsin county as it was confirmed that a wild Vernon County deer recently tested positive for the disease. “Vernon County has its first wild deer with CWD,” said Dave Matheys, DNR wildlife biologist for Vernon and Crawford counties, on Monday, Nov. 13. The adult doe was killed…
Mandatory testing will continue in area 603 throughout all 2017 Minnesota deer seasons, including the 3B season and a late hunt in area 603 from Jan. 6-14, 2018, the DNR said in a news release Thursday, Nov. 16. The 3B season in southeast Minnesota opens Saturday, Nov. 18, and concludes Sunday, Nov. 26. Throughout this entire 3B season, hunters must…
Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, said it isn’t clear whether the additional positives indicate a westward expansion of the disease or individual deer movements, given that all the presumptive positive deer were adult males.
This is the second mule deer to be found suspect for CWD within the last week. If either of the reports prove positive, it would be the first case of CWD in Montana.
The one-year-old doe was harvested in Greenwood township and is the first confirmed positive in Vernon County.
Missouri Department of Conservation mandating testing in effort to continue tracking how widespread the disease is in the state, and where the infected animals are found.