chronic wasting disease

Deer Managers Fighting the Battle Against CWD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease coming into Florida. The meeting is at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th Street, Ballroom A/B, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public....

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Can CWD In Deer Be Controlled, Or Is It Here To Stay?

Ever since chronic wasting disease was discovered four decades ago, biologists and hunters have wondered if it can be eradicated, controlled or if it’s here to stay with further expansion in the United States. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Here in the Southeast we haven’t had CWD pop up in the white-tailed deer population....

Deer Importation Still Under Review Despite Concerns About Fatal Disease

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission deferred action until September on a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. At its June 13 meeting in Lakeland, Commissioners said they wanted more time to hear from staff and stakeholders about options designed to reduce the chances of chronic...

Deer Importation Getting Closer Scrutiny

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to hear from deer hunters and those who have deer farms or hunting preserves about a proposed rule change that would prohibit the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. The change is being proposed in an effort to reduce the chances of...

CWD Zone Established After More Diseased Deer Found

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established the state’s second Disease Management Area in parts of four counties in response to three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Through an executive order, PGC Executive Director Carl G. Roe has created the state’s second Disease Management Area (DMA) in parts of Bedford, Blair,...

CWD has been detected in 22 states and Canadian provinces, including Pennsylvania, and its neighboring states of New York, West Virginia and Maryland.

Breaking News: CWD Moves Eastward

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has confirmed that three hunter-killed deer taken in the 2012 general firearms deer season have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Two of the deer were from Blair County. The other was from Bedford County. “These are the first positive cases of CWD in free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania,” confirmed Pennsylvania...

Four More CWD Mule Deer Found in Texas

Four confirmed samples of Chronic Wasting Disease were found in samples taken from mule deer in the Trans Pecos ecoregion of far west Texas during the recent hunting season. Nearly 300 tissue samples were collected from hunter-harvested mule deer from the region during the 2012-13 season for testing. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory...

North Carolina Warns About Texas CWD, Deer

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is warning citizens that two mule deer in Texas have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease and, as a result, North Carolina taxidermists can no longer accept full heads for mounts from Texas. North Carolina taxidermists must inform state wildlife officers if they receive a full head from...