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

CWD Found in Deer in Previously Uninfected Area

Officials have discovered chronic wasting disease in yet another deer but in a previously unaffected area, and are awaiting the test results from about 2,500 other deer to see if the fatal disease is found anywhere else. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture discovered through tests that a deer on a deer farm...

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No CWD Discovered in Widespread Testing

None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas’s deer herd. That’s the bottom line of a report from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which did extensive analyses for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on a set of samples submitted during the 2013 sampling period. Chronic wasting disease is a...

Tests Reveal Fatal Deer Disease Has Doubled Despite Efforts

Despite chronic wasting disease having been around for more than four decades, wildlife biologists still haven’t been able to figure out how to stop or slow the spread of the fatal deer disease. Now, it appears to have doubled in the percentage of deer in one state where officials are trying to take their...

More CWD Discovered in Deer Near Containment Area

Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season. One deer, a 2.5 year old doe, was killed Nov. 30, 2013, in close proximity to the cluster of five CWD-positive deer killed in Virginia since 2009. Additionally,...

Iowa DNR on the Lookout for CWD in Samples

DNR wildlife staff will again be in the field during Iowa’s shotgun deer seasons, collecting samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa’s wild deer herd. The effort will concentrate on portions of Northeast Iowa near Wisconsin and Illinois as well as in Wapello, Davis, Pottawattamie and Cerro Gordo counties, following positive tests...

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

Don’t Bring That Deer Back in This State

Florida hunters planning to hunt deer, moose or elk out of state this year need to be aware of certain laws and regulations aimed at preventing chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state. CWD is a contagious, neurological disease that has been found in captive and wild cervids (white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose...

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Can You Bring That Deer Back Home After the Hunt?

Wildlife biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have implemented new rules in an effort to increase Arkansas’s defenses against chronic wasting disease. This disease is more commonly known as CWD. The ailment, which has no known cure, has taken a heavy toll on deer and the tradition of deer hunting in other...

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

Hunters Set To Travel Must Be Aware of CWD, Regulations

The thousands of Pennsylvania hunters who soon will be heading off to hunt big game in other states can do their share to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Commonwealth. Those who hunt out-of-state are reminded that Pennsylvania prohibits importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family — including...