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CWD Control Underway in Two Counties

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be working with private landowners in a small section of Linn and Macon counties to help limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease by reducing local deer numbers. CWD is a fatal disease in deer. The targeted reduction effort will focus on a core area around northwest Macon...

CWD Outbreak or Lone Deer Infected?

Illinois officials are working to determine if a deer found in DuPage County infected with chronic wasting disease is an isolated case or whether others have the disease. A deer with CWD was detected in the herd of the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, according to The Beacon News. “There is no threat to the...

Another Iowa Preserve Deer Positive for CWD

A male deer harvested Dec. 15 at the Pine Ridge Hunting Preserve in Davis County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, which is the third positive test for the fatal disease at this facility. The initial positive sample was confirmed in July that was submitted from a deer shot in December 2011. The...

Virginia Prohibits Deer From Pennsylvania

Due to the detection of Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania last month, hunters may not bring whole deer carcasses killed anywhere in Pennsylvania back into Virginia. Virginia, like most states, prohibits the importation or possession of the riskier parts of deer, elk, or moose carcasses from any area designated as a carcass-restriction zone in...

Pennsylvania officials are looking for a deer that escaped an enclosure where another deer died of CWD. (Photo: PSU)

Pennsylvania Expands CWD Quarantine to 12 Deer Farms; State Vet Calls for Ban on Feeding, Mineral Blocks

Pennsylvania officials have expanded its quarantine of deer farms after its investigation into any that may have had contact or have had contact with a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease. Twelve farms now are listed under the quarantine, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced Friday. The department is seeking any and all farms...

Indiana Puts Out APB For Tagged Deer

The Department of Natural Resources is advising hunters to be on the lookout for ear-tagged deer in Jackson County and the neighboring counties of Bartholomew, Jennings and Scott, and to harvest them if possible. Hunters who harvest an ear-tagged deer in these counties or anywhere else in Indiana are asked to immediately call DNR...

Public Meeting Set for Pennsylvania CWD Info

To outline steps to monitor the state’s wild deer populations for the presence of chronic wasting disease, officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission and state Department of Agriculture will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m., in the Bermudian Springs...

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Another New State Confirms CWD

According to a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the state has become the 23rd to be hit with the fatal deer ailment referred to as chronic wasting disease. The PDA confirmed the first positive case of CWD in Pennsylvania yesterday. News outlets have reported the positive sample was taken from a white-tailed...

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

South Carolina Warns About CWD, Importation

With big game seasons opening in many Western states, hunters traveling abroad are reminded not to import into South Carolina certain carcass parts from deer and elk harvested in states with chronic wasting disease. To protect the state’s extremely valuable white-tailed deer resource, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has maintained a regulation restricting...

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Virginia Deer Feeding Ban In Effect

Virginia’s annual statewide prohibition of feeding deer begins Sept. 1 and continues through the first Saturday in January. During that time it will be illegal to feed deer throughout the state. Additionally, it is now illegal to feed deer year-round in Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren counties and in the City of Winchester as...