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CWD samples from Arkansas deer and elk being recorded as part of the state's protocol for the disease. (Photo: AGFC)

Board Approves CWD Zone, Urine Ban, Other Measures

Commissioners voted unanimously June 24 to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone made up of Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy and Yell counties. CWD has been found in five of these counties since first being discovered in Arkansas in late February. The AGFC has circulated proposals to slow the...

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Alabama Bans Deer Parts From CWD-Affected Areas

This spring Alabama’s Conservation Advisory Board took steps to strengthen existing hunting regulations aimed at preventing the unintentional import of disease pathogens associated with game animals harvested outside the state. Alabama hunting regulation 220-2-.25, which addresses the importation of game animals, wildlife and furs, was expanded to ban the import of all cervid (deer...

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BREAKING: Eighteen Deer, 1 Elk Confirmed with CWD

Eighteen more deer and another elk have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease in a shocking development for a state that until recently never had a positive test for the fatal disease. Veteran outdoor writer Bryan Hendricks, a DDH contributor and outdoor editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, broke the story late Wednesday night. It’s...

Elk and white-tailed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Arkansas, shocking officials there with the number being discovered after years of not finding any in regular testing.

BREAKING: CWD Detected in Elk, State Agency to Implement Plan

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered in Arkansas, marking the first known case in the Southeast and sending the state wildlife agency into its CWD management plan. The disease was discovered via testing in an elk killed by a hunter in the Buffalo River herd during the 2015 autumn season. Elk were re-established in...

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More than 225 Fenced Farm Deer Killed After CWD Detected

Officials continue to test deer for chronic wasting disease after 228 were killed in a fenced captive game farm following detection of the fatal disease. Chronic wasting disease is always fatal to deer and has been detected in more than two dozen U.S. states and in Canada. State and federal agents in Wisconsin with...

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Deer Hunters Asked to Help Monitor Herd for CWD

The ODNR Division of Wildlife is working to minimize the potential risk that Chronic Wasting Disease could spread to Ohio’s wild deer herd. The ODNR Division of Wildlife continues to seek the assistance of hunters in the collection of samples to submit for CWD testing. Tissue samples will be collected from hunter-harvested deer this season. In...

Deer breeders throughout the country will keep an eye on a lawsuit in Texas against the state's wildlife agency about who owns deer.

Deer Breeders File Lawsuit, Say Captive Deer Aren’t State’s Wildlife

Deer breeders in one of the nation’s biggest hunting states are challenging a long-held tenet that wildlife belongs to the state and public, instead of private actors, following the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in captive deer. The lawsuit against the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department requests a judge make a declaratory judgement....

Texas officials have confirmed another captive deer with CWD, this one in Lavaca County. (Photo: Warden Micheal Hopper, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism)

Another CWD Case Confirmed in Texas Deer

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced that a captive white-­‐tailed deer in a Lavaca County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station detected the presence of CWD in samples submitted,...

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Public Meetings Scheduled with Information about CWD

Effective this fall, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Containment Area (CA) to include all of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren counties due to detections of the disease near Interstate 81 during the last two years. Since 2009, CWD — a progressive and fatal neurological disease...

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Second Positive CWD Test Has DNR Officials on Alert

A second white-tailed deer has been found to be positive for chronic wasting disease, putting state wildlife officials on more alert as they work to see if there’s a connection between the two deer. Here is the press release about the latest situation: The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development...