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.
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.
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.