Claim that feeding alfalfa pellets to elk to help them survive harsh winter conditions causes them to concentrate in groups at the National Elk Refuge.
chronic wasting disease
Many don’t believe CWD could spell the end for deer in Pennsylvania.
MADISON, Wis. — The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection isn’t saying whether he thinks his agency should take over regulating deer farm fencing from wildlife officials. Deer farm fencing has become a hot outdoors topic as the state grapples with chronic wasting disease. According to DATCP, 26 farms have had an infected deer since 2001. DATCP currently…
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism recently announced that 37 of more than 360 deer have tested positive for the fatal disease since the beginning of the fiscal year as it continues to become more prevalent in the western part of the state.
Budget doesn’t devote any additional funding or call for any new approaches for researching or slowing CWD. In fact, the budget doesn’t mention the disease even once. But new administration says it’s waiting for the DNR to come up with a CWD plan.
While the new DMA 3 boundary will be announced after all sampling of hunter-harvested deer is final, the CWD-positive captive deer would expand DMA 3 to the northeast, where it would encompass at least some Elk Hunt Zones
The DNR is targeting a localized area to remove infected deer; permits go into effect on March 2, and public meeting scheduled March 4.
DNR staff and Wisconsin Conservation Congress members will host a public meeting to discuss CWD testing and surveillance Feb. 27 in Rock Falls.
MADISON, Wis. — A deer on a Forest County hunting ranch has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. State agriculture officials issued a news release Monday saying tests confirm the six-year-old whitetail buck was infected. The deer was born on a Marinette County breeding farm and moved to the ranch in 2014. Both the farm and ranch have been quarantined…
Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn is sponsoring several bills that target deer farms to try to stop the disease from spreading from captive to wild deer. Another would give the University of Minnesota $1.8 million to develop faster and more sensitive diagnostic tests that farms and regulators could use on live deer and hunters could use to make sure their venison is safe to eat.
The blessing of being a serious deer hunter in turn brings the writer to ponder the future of deer and elk in a world being more and more ravaged by the disease.
Too few landowners give permission in Bedford, Blair counties.
During the first special hunt weekend, 157 deer were harvested, with this the only positive.
Want to crack down on deer farms as concern grows about the persistence of chronic wasting disease among wild deer in the southeastern part of the state.
The Game Commission is implementing reduction to minimize the impact of CWD on the deer population in this specific area.
The DNR would generate maps showing areas with high infection rates to help hunters target their efforts. Hunter and landowner payouts could range from $750 per deer to $1,250 per deer. Businesses that open sampling drop-off sites would get $300.
Some conservationists and biologists say feed grounds can spread the disease and have called for phasing out elk feeding in northwestern Wyoming.
Results pending on two suspect samples.
New research at Lousiana State University points to a bacterial connection to chronic wasting disease.
One was a yearling male found in the core of the disease management zone and two were adult males, one found near the Lanesboro hatchery and the other in the southern end of the zone.
These areas concentrate large numbers of elk in small areas for several months, increasing the potential for the spread of diseases among elk, including CWD.
A task force has established new restrictions on Native American tribal members’ transporting or disposing of deer carcasses within certain parts of Wisconsin due to the risk of spreading chronic wasting disease.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Hunters shot and killed about 420 deer in southeastern Minnesota in a special late-season hunt as part of the state’s fight against chronic wasting disease. The deer hunt recently in and around Fillmore County is part of the Minnesota DNR’s plan to slow the spread of the fatal neurological disease among wild deer, Minnesota Public Radio…
“It will be a pretty big deal if we get CWD in North Carolina. … It could have a big impact on our deer herd and hunting.”
While two positive deer were taken in unit 3F2, an area of North Dakota known to have CWD, a third was taken from Divide County in deer unit 3A1, previously considered free of CWD.
So far, apparently, it’s been ignored. But with so little progress being made in reining in the disease steadily spreading through North America deer and elk herds, perhaps it is time for a fresh look at the culprit spreading CWD.