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.
About 223,000 people in Iowa held hunting licenses in 2018, a 14 percent decrease from 1988.
Results pending on two suspect samples.
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.
More than 750 deer heads were examined in a core surveillance area around Dickinson County. Hundreds more were checked in an area that extended into Marquette County.
It is the first detection of the disease in Houston County since testing began in 2002. If confirmed positive, the DNR will offer landowner shooting permits in the area around where the deer was harvested and continue to collect samples as opportunities arise through deer-vehicle collisions or archery harvest. The DNR also will consider special hunts in January or February, depending on results from additional samples.
Residents and nonresidents can participate in the hunts from Friday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30 in deer permit areas 603, 347 and 348, and portions of deer permit areas 343 and 345 that are south of Interstate 90.
Late-season hunts, landowner shooting permits, post-season deer culling and public meeting planned.
Hunters encouraged to check deer in counties where state is actively monitoring for CWD, particularly Gratiot, Isabella, Jackson and Kent.
They’re urging the federal Department of Agriculture to develop a national tracking system for the deer disease as well as standards for transporting deer across state lines.