chronic wasting disease

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against DNR Quarantine for CWD

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge in Bloomfield, Iowa,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....