Testing also helps the DNR track the spread of CWD.
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State Sen. Steve Nass, co-chairman of the Legislature's rules committee, has called for a committee vote on suspending regs, saying they're too costly and cumbersome to implement this year.
Plymouth, Minn. — With 22 federal, state, and conservation stamp wins to his name, Minnesota-based Scot Storm’s art clearly contains fine details that breathe life into every image and draw the viewer into the wildlife scenes he creates. Through the…
With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples…
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
Retired Wisconsin deer biologist Mike Foy has a unique pay-for-performance idea.
As of July, baiting and feeding of deer will be prohibited in 43 Wisconsin counties, including the additions of Marinette and Florence.
More than 100 deer in Iowa County were euthanized last month after about 20 tested positive for the disease.
The National Veterinary Laboratory confirmed that a 15-year-old whitetail doe and a 2-year-old elk cow tested positive.
CDACs, DNR, Natural Resources Board, and individual hunters tugging on antlerless deer quota recommendations.
That's a sign the state's northern herd has regenerated.
Sandhiil offers two programs, one for kids ages 12 to 15, another for those age 16 and older.
Research helps confirm longstanding suspicions that prions can accumulate in the environment in areas such as mineral licks or feeding and baiting sites where deer congregate, and scientists believe environmental reservoirs of prions could serve as an additional transmission route of CWD.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
Deer farmers would have three options for enhanced fencing, movement of live deer from CWD counties would be banned, and hunters would have to bone out carcasses in CWD counties or take carcasses directly to processors or taxidermists.
The CWD-positive one-year-old doe was harvested on a disease surveillance permit issued within a 10-mile radius of the recent Lincoln County positive detection. It's Oneida County's first CWD-positive wild deer.
Discovery renews local 3-year deer baiting and feeding ban; five adjoining counties to see 2-year baiting, feeding ban.
The buck was born on the 15-acre farm in May 2015. It was part of a herd of 58 whitetails, along with 13 elk.
Feb. 28 was the 16th anniversary of the discovery of CWD in Wisconsin.
One board member said that the word "affected'' can be easily mistaken for "infected'' and hunters will look at a map of affected counties, mistakenly assume most of the state is infected and plan their outings in other states.
Increased surveillance and sampling, carcass movement restrictions and local community involvement are just some the goals.
"Entering and exiting the tree stand is a very frequent time for people to fall because you're in that transition period."
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