chronic wasting 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...

Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Escaped Deer, Possibly with CWD, Has Conservation Officials Scrambling

Wildlife officials are scrambling to locate deer that escaped from a fenced captive deer facility after tests showed positive results for chronic wasting disease in deer inside the farm. Wisconsin DNR officials are asking residents in two communities to report any sightings of the ear-tagged deer and their location. CWD was detected in June...

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BREAKING: CWD Confirmed in Texas Deer

Tests for Chronic Wasting Disease taken from a white-tailed deer in Texas have been confirmed positive, resulting in the first case in the species in one of the nation’s biggest deer hunting states. The tests were confirmed and announced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. The deer was in Medina County and tests...

Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Breaking News: Sharpshooters Begin Deer Cull in CWD Strategy

State wildlife officials publicly announced that Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in wild white-tailed deer just a week ago and now sharpshooters have begun killing as many deer as possible in a Michigan township. Sharpshooters hired by the state began their work June 3 in Meridian Township and are focusing on a 2-mile area,...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

3 New Cases of CWD Detected in Wild Deer

Three white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease fatal to deer, in one of the nation’s oldest states with a hunting tradition. The three infected deer were discovered after the 2014 hunting season after testing procedures. They were located in northwestern Virginia. The state already had discovered CWD in its...

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Preserve Owner Uncooperative, Deer Escape as CWD Concerns Intensify

Ohio Division of Natural Resources officials are ramping up efforts to test wild deer for chronic wasting disease after the recent discovery of the disease in a captive herd northeast of Cleveland. Following the discovery of CWD-infected deer at a private shooting preserve and learning that deer had been transported from other states into Ohio,...

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Investigation, Arrest for Importing Deer From CWD Zone

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says a multi-year investigation has led to the arrest by game wardens of a Burlington man for importing deer from a chronic wasting disease (CWD) endemic area. Wardens executed a search warrant on Dec. 2 at the residence of Alan Baker in Burlington for evidence of the importation...

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Biologists Find ‘Unprecedented’ Level of CWD in Deer Farm

Biological research officials from multiple agencies have confirmed at least seven captive whitetail deer on one northeast farm were infected with chronic wasting disease, heightening concerns about the potential spread of the fatal disease. The seven deer were identified earlier this year on a farm in Pennsylvania as having the disease, which is fatal. Deer cannot be...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

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 other species, and...