Deer feeding and attractant bans expand; fall sampling shows CWD prevalence remains low, DNR says.
The DNR worked to obtain all available information from agencies outside Minnesota that are involved in the regulation of farmed deer, but has concluded that learning more won’t be possible due to loss of records, variability in the ways other jurisdictions monitor CWD in deer farms and in wild deer, and the lack of testing in some other states.
The Michigan DNR, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Deer Association will be hosting chronic wasting disease testing seminars in Montcalm, Kent and Ionia counties this fall. At the seminars, DNR biologists will demonstrate how to collect lymph node CWD samples from a harvested deer. These samples can be submitted for testing with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved laboratory for a…
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Would be the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota.
Emergency action will provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and identify and prevent transfer from potentially exposed herds, agency says.
The farm where CWD was detected reportedly sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states during the past five years.
Organizations forming the new CWD Action Coalition include state and national groups and a Minnesota tribe
Amendment that would have banned new deer farms in state of Minnesota failed last week on a 29-36 vote in state Senate.
New baiting and feeding ban in effect.
Advocates switching to DNR from BAH.
Emergency action meant to provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and preventing additional transfers from potentially exposed farms.
Additional CWD-positives, illegal carcass disposal spur expanded investigation, response in Beltrami County
Twelve additional white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in the infected Beltrami County farmed deer herd.
They’re the first-ever scientists to successfully deploy a CWD field test.
The new method utilizes a piece of tissue from the animal’s ear for testing. Previously, more invasive tests had proven effective but difficult to collect, including a rectal sample or biopsy of lymph nodes.
Doe found to have fatal neurological disease in Wyandot County.
The farm first detected CWD in a 2½-year-old white-tailed deer in October 2020.
The total number of cases since CWD was initially discovered in North Dakota in 2009 is 44 and 30 of those cases have occurred in the last two years.
Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones.
As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
Whether the idea holds that wolves can limit CWD in the West, they won’t be stocked to do the job here.
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
DNR will enact a new two-year ban on baiting and feeding in Ozaukee County and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County.
Harvested deer from Wyandot County tests positive.
Hunts set for parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January.
The case of the Dakota County deer, an adult male, marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been detected in a hunter-harvested wild deer in the newly established south metro disease management zone.