A longtime and well-known sausage-maker has quit processing venison, citing consumer safety, due to concerns about chronic wasting disease.
Chronic wasting disease was discovered in Norway in spring 2016 and also has been confirmed in South Korea, making it a worldwide problem.
Research into chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer shows that infectious prions may be spread by the animals at food and water sources.
Scientific research shows white-tailed deer can transmit the prions that cause chronic wasting disease, and some of those ways may be surprising.
A research study confirms that maternal transmission of chronic wasting disease to fawns is possible via different pathways.
Top biologists, researchers, wildlife officials and others are gathering in Michigan this week to discuss chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer.
A recent scientific study showed that some white-tailed deer are genetically resistant to chronic wasting disease, which is found in 22 states.
There are no easy answers with CWD. We, the deer hunting community, need to take the disease seriously, and our state and national leaders need to to sharpen strategies, grow broader shoulders and stop messing around with superfluous "solutions" such as urine bans.
Whether you use a deer processor or do your own work at home, hunters should focus on taking no chances that can ruin venison destined for the table.