St. Paul, Minn. – Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed in two white-tailed farmed deer in Houston County after the owner submitted samples because of their suspicious deaths. The virus is transmitted by biting midges and was first confirmed in Minnesota deer in 2018 on a white-tailed deer farm in Goodhue County. Most deer die within 36 hours of exhibiting clinical signs of EHD. “The two deer were part of a herd of 60 white-tailed…
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…
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.
(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…
The state Game Commission wants to end a pastime for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who live in semi-rural areas because of the belief that it leads to the unnatural congregating of animals and the spread of disease.
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
The attendees couldn’t agree on how to share management plans or whether they even should.
Braving the heat of summer to scout deer can give hunters an edge when seasons open.
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.
Nineteen individuals will provide input on deer management issues, serving on a new committee the Minnesota DNR created to foster the exchange of information and ideas between the agency and the public. The DNR established this deer advisory committee as part of the 2019-2028 Minnesota White-tailed Deer Management Plan to enhance two-way dialogue with interest groups on specific deer management…
Board delegates worried over creating a bounty system and the amount of payouts and believe the DNR should continue researching CWD.
Since 2016, a total of 51 CWD-positive wild deer have been identified.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands, including private land leased by the department…
It’s reportedly a sign that deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
Another 13 of the 102 deer were too decomposed to allow for successful testing.
It’s anyone’s guess at this point, and it may need to happen this year.
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.