captive deer

CWD Numbers Spike

CWD Spikes at Wisconsin Deer Farms

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has plagued Wisconsin deer farms for years and last year’s near-record rate has officials concerned. In 2017, the fatal disease was confirmed in 60 deer that were raised in captive deer operations. This marks the first time in 11 years that the state has confirmed this many...

Deer Wars Intensify as State Agency Bans Captive Imports

State wildlife agencies throughout the country are grappling with numerous issues related to white-tailed deer and other cervids as well as legislatures trying to strip or shift agency powers. One of the biggest issues in the last few years has been captive deer farming and shooting preserves. Advocates say that where...

Pope and Young Rips High-Fence Deer Hunting Operations

With attention growing about captive deer and elk, high fences, diseases and ethical questions, hunters throughout the country are expressing opinions for and against “captive” cervids and their place in the hunting world. The Pope and Young Club recently issued a statement on the situation in regard to deer hunting, hunting...