chronic wasting disease

Taking CWD concerns to the people

LENA, Ill. — The Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease. IDNR staff will also be available to answer questions about this disease.  Landowners, hunters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. CWD is an important issue…

With CWD plan in the works, public gets two-week extension to comment

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Thursday, Aug. 31 that the DEC will accept written comments on the draft New York State Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan for an additional two weeks through September 15, 2017. The plan describes potential regulatory changes and actions that DEC and the NYS Department of Agriculture and…

CWD tests mandatory for deer harvested in central, north-central and southeast

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. 28. All hunters in affected deer permit areas will be required to have their harvested deer tested on Saturday, Nov….

Mandatory testing for deer taken in SE Minnesota CWD management zone

Archery hunters in deer permit area (DPA) 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD.When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit…

Rare CWD elk case in Sheridan, Wyo., area

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a cow elk in southeast Washakie County has been diagnosed with chronic wasting disease. Agency spokesman Renny MacKay says the elk had been previously collared…