LENA, Ill. — The Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease. IDNR staff will also be available to answer questions about this disease. Landowners, hunters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. CWD is an important issue…
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Thursday, Aug. 31 that the DEC will accept written comments on the draft New York State Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan for an additional two weeks through September 15, 2017. The plan describes potential regulatory changes and actions that DEC and the NYS Department of Agriculture and…
Precautionary testing during the first two days of firearms deer season will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Monday, Aug. 28. All hunters in affected deer permit areas will be required to have their harvested deer tested on Saturday, Nov….
Southeastern Minnesota ban continues for 5 counties and includes attractants.
Pretending scientific knowledge is untrue regarding CWD will not make the problem go away.
Archery hunters in deer permit area (DPA) 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD.When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit…
The 8- by 9-point bull has been submitted for disease testing, and results are pending.
The late season antlerless-only hunt is currently being proposed for Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 14, concurrent with the late chronic wasting disease hunt in deer permit area 603. The deer permit areas that are proposed to be included are 346, 348 and 349 in the far southeastern corner of the state.
Ban designed to slow the disease’s spread by preventing deer from congregating over feed and bait piles.
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.