The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…
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(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 attendees couldn’t agree on how to share management plans or whether they even should.
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.
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.
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
Another 13 of the 102 deer were too decomposed to allow for successful testing.
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.
Increases in all categories add up to 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.
It’s the first since 1998, and again involves a farmed elk.
Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on program, but it’s still favored.
DNR Secretary Preston Cole says he knows people want the DNR to “step on the gas” in regard to controlling CWD, but needs science to justify new strategies and spending.
All CWD-positive deer farms in the state are now empty.
The measure would erase a DNR rule that angered hunters who wanted to bring their kills home to a different county.
Twenty-percent increase in antlerless harvest comes after a lower-than-desired antlerless harvest in 2017.
State reportedly remains free of the disease, although two bordering states – Tennessee and Virginia – have had confirmed cases.
Following the positive detection, Game and Fish removed an additional 52 deer for testing. All tested negative.
PIERRE, S.D. – Chronic wasting disease has been identified in a captive elk in Clark County, S.D., the South Dakota Animal Industry Board said in a recent news release. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says the owner of the 21-month-old female elk noticed the animal was ill and contacted his veterinarian, who submitted samples to the Animal Disease Research and…
It is important that the hunting public stick to the facts regarding CWD and not subscribe to unproven statements.