Author Archives: John Ozoga

Study: CJD Risks Rare or Nonexistent in CWD Endemic Areas

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the risks involved with chronic wasting disease in deer. Can CWD be transmitted to humans? A recently completed 50-year scientific study indicates that it’s very unlikely. The study also shows no evidence that human deaths due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are linked to endemic...

Signpost Science: How to Unravel a Buck’s Rub Line

Here’s an in-depth look at what years of scientific research have revealed about buck rubs: The rut’s most visible signpost. A mature buck in rut, deprived of favorable tree stems for rubbing, will rub just about any type and size of tree — even fence posts and utility poles. However, scientific...