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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...

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...

New York Finalizes Regulation on CWD, Importation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted changes to its Chronic Wasting Disease regulations that prohibit people from importing into New York state certain parts of white-tailed deer or elk taken in Pennsylvania. This revision finalizes the emergency rule implemented last October. The first case of CWD in Pennsylvania was confirmed...

Wisconsin Deer Positive for CWD

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have confirmed that a Waukesha County deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. This is the first CWD-positive deer in the county. “Being the first CWD positive in Waukesha County is noteworthy but not completely unexpected,” said DNR area wildlife supervisor Tim Lizotte. “Given the proximity to...

Virginia Confirms CWD; No Changes Planned

A single new case of chronic wasting disease has been detected in Virginia very close to where CWD-infected deer were killed in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This 3.5-year-old buck was killed by a hunter on Nov. 17 in western Frederick County, close to the West Virginia border. Given the proximity of this new positive...

Would Senator’s Double-Fence Plan Protect Wild Deer?

A bill filed by an Iowa senator would impact the captive deer market in an effort to help protect the state’s wild deer population from chronic wasting disease. The Muscatine Journal reported that Dick Dearden, D-Des Moines, filed Senate Bill 59 on Jan. 28. Dearden is the chairman of the state’s Natural Resources Committee...

Public Meeting Set to Discuss CWD in Wisconsin

Anyone interested in learning more about the recent discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer herd in Adams County is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the disease and its potential impacts. The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Rome Town Hall. A panel of experts...