And hunters have through Friday, Aug. 18 to apply for the regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley.
Public comments on the draft plan accepted through September 1.
Chronic wasting disease spreads and the situation worsens. It is time for more action from the Game Commission.
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…
The two deer had ear tags, are likely captive-herd escapees.
Wayne Laroche will lead Pennsylvania Game Commission in advancing chronic wasting disease campaign.
Chronic wasting disease has spread to free-ranging buck in an area of the state where it previously had been detected only in captive deer.
Decrease from 74,500 to just over 72,100 for antlerless deer hunting that begins in September and runs through early next year.
Herd was part of farmed deer and elk disease investigation.
Would be scaled back in counties with chronic wasting disease; bill now headed to governor.
Senate already passed bill; would only then need Gov. Scott Walker’s signature to lift CWD protection.
Ban would last three years in counties with CWD if no additional deer test positive and would last two years in neighboring counties; heads to state Assembly.
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.
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.
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.
Plan covers action items like surveillance and monitoring, education and outreach, biosecurity and safety, research, and public involvement.
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 spokesman said that, through mostly confiscations, the site gathered many more dead deer than it could give away, resulting in the pileup of deer left to decompose naturally
Extended archery hunting. A removal of antler restrictions. Unlimited bonus tags. Sharpshooters