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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,...

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Latest CWD Testing On Deer Shows …

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has concluded another sampling season for chronic wasting disease, which was not detected in any of the 1,277 deer and elk tested. “We are very appreciative of the hunters, taxidermists, and meat processors who provided us with samples this season,” said Carrington Knox, wildlife disease biologist. “Collection of...

State Officials Search For CWD In Deer

Test results from more than 400 white-tailed deer and moose killed in Maine in 2012 have all tested negative for Chronic Wasting Disease. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been monitoring and testing for CWD since 1999 and to date, the more than 8,500 deer and moose examined have all tested...

Indiana Tests Fail To Find CWD In Deer

The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife reports that lab tests failed to detect chronic wasting disease in any of the 1,031 tissue samples collected in 2012 from hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in Indiana. DFW biologists collected the samples at check stations across the state during last fall’s deer hunting season. The samples were...

NoDak Deer Samples Negative For CWD

Samples taken from North Dakota deer during the 2012 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game and Fish Department. Last fall, samples for CWD testing were taken from more than 1,300 deer harvested by hunters in the western third of...

Kansas Finds Four More Deer With CWD

Four deer were found to be infected with chronic wasting disease, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, including the first case found in Ellis County. The Wichita Eagle reported that Kansas DWPT biologist Shane Hesting confirmed the findings. CWD was first detected in Kansas in 2005 and is in about...

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...