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Can CWD In Deer Be Controlled, Or Is It Here To Stay?

Ever since chronic wasting disease was discovered four decades ago, biologists and hunters have wondered if it can be eradicated, controlled or if it’s here to stay with further expansion in the United States. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Here in the Southeast we haven’t had CWD pop up in the white-tailed deer population....

Deer Importation Still Under Review Despite Concerns About Fatal Disease

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission deferred action until September on a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. At its June 13 meeting in Lakeland, Commissioners said they wanted more time to hear from staff and stakeholders about options designed to reduce the chances of chronic...

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,...

Kentucky elk herds have grown well in the 15 years since restoration efforts began.

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...