Disease Management Area 2 will be expanded significantly eastward, increasing its area from 2,846 square miles to 4,095 square miles, and within DMA 2, two new Deer Management Assistance Program units have been created to focus hunter effort in areas where multiple CWD-positive deer have been found.
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Specific attention given to high priority areas in southeast and northern Montana, where confirmed cases of CWD are closest to the state’s borders.
At stake is Wyoming’s identity. The Cowboy State’s iconic herds not only draw thousands of hunters and wildlife viewers each year, they’re why many people live here in the first place.
Part of disease tracing effort reaching back to 2016 Crow Wing County case.
Chronic wasting disease sampling in 2016 turns up 25 positive cases, all in the area of DMA 2 — the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild.
Disease has never been found in the wild here, and if the continued surveillance through next fall’s seasons shows the same result, no CWD in the wild, the surveillance program will end.
The department says 5,817 deer have been tested in New Hampshire since testing began in 2002.
The purpose of the resolution is to have scientists and experts “advise the NRC, the DNR or other applicable agencies on further steps and actions which could be implemented to substantially mitigate or eliminate CWD in Michigan.”
Positive test from this sample size increases concern that more CWD-positive deer might be present in the immediate area where the deer was taken.
Agency sampled more than 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2016; positive detections primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin.
All but one of those positives were in a cluster that was about four miles west of Lanesboro.
Among the restrictions now covered by regulation is the prohibition on importing into Pennsylvania any high-risk parts from deer, elk, moose or other cervids harvested within states or Canadian provinces where CWD is present.
In 2005, CWD was found in captive and wild white-tailed deer in Oneida County. After intensive disease response efforts, no subsequent cases have been detected.
Agency looking to capture 500 deer over five years in two study areas; predators also being collared.
Previous effort failed, but he’s bringing proposal back on short public notice.
Test results still pending on deer from a handful of counties and on 86 deer tissue samples from the Clayton County special deer collection effort that ended on March 5.
It’s the first known case of chronic wasting disease in deer in the county.
Hunter groups, others working on response plan consensus.
But there’s concern that it could take years to implement the revisions, particularly changes that might require legislative action or regulatory changes.
The last time a dead mule deer from the Cody herd tested positive for CWD was April 2015.
Cases localized to an existing management area in the western part of the state.
Hunters who apply for licenses in the southwest, northwest and northeast regions will be randomly selected to submit deer heads for chronic wasting disease testing.
Meeting prompted after a deer harvested during the 2016 hunting season in west-central Clayton County tested positive for chronic wasting disease — the first wild deer that tested positive for CWD outside of Allamakee County.
Two deer farms will remain under quarantine for five years after the last potentially-exposed deer is gone.
Agency says move would provide more permanent status and structure to requirements and restrictions that have been addressed by executive order.
It’s the first chronic wasting disease-positive wild deer confirmed outside of Allamakee County; meeting scheduled to discuss disease