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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...

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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...