deer diseases

CWD has been found in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Hundreds of Infected Deer Killed on Game Farm After CWD Discovered

At least 287 of more than 350 deer tested on an Iowa game farm were found to be infected with chronic wasting disease and euthanized by wildlife officials and the farm owner paid $917,100 for the animals, according to a story highlighting the contentious issue of game farms, wildlife and disease. The Indianapolis Star leads its shocking...

This deer in Oregon was infected with EHD in an area previously without the disease.

EHD Discovered in New Area, Kills Numerous Deer

Tests have confirmed that deer in the Roseburg area are dying from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a disease that has not been seen in deer in this area of Oregon before.   Lab results from Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab tested positive for EHD late last week. This year, more than 100 deer...

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Swanky Resort Eyes Sharpshooters to Reduce Deer

Despite the usual yammering about using contraceptives and idiotically sensational phrases like “slaughtering” in media reports, officials at a swanky coastal resort community have given the green light to bring in sharpshooters to effectively, quickly and firmly deal with a severe problem of overpopulated deer. Following the science-based recommendations of its deer management committee,...

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Destination Whitetail Heads to The Hamptons

The Hamptons, internationally known for its breathtaking scenery, luxurious residencies and affluent visitors, welcomes the Destination Whitetail crew on this week’s all-new episode for a different kind of Hamptons vacation. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel Wednesday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to discover the prime whitetail hunting ground scattered between the various million dollar homes...

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What Has Suddenly Killed 50 Deer in This Breeding Facility?

Deer deaths aren’t uncommon in summer months, especially in the Southeast and Midwest, once temperatures climb and if lack of rainfall concentrates watering holes or dries up sites. But when 50 deer die in a high-fenced breeding facility, that raises immediate eyebrows and questions. It also gets state wildlife and agricultural officials involved pretty...

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

Third CWD Management Area Established After Disease Found

Yet another management area, this one of about 350 square miles, has been established in an effort to study whether chronic wasting disease discovered at a fenced facility may be in the wild population near it. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a third Disease Management Area in response to chronic wasting disease being...

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

CWD Found in Deer in Previously Uninfected Area

Officials have discovered chronic wasting disease in yet another deer but in a previously unaffected area, and are awaiting the test results from about 2,500 other deer to see if the fatal disease is found anywhere else. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture discovered through tests that a deer on a deer farm...

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No CWD Discovered in Widespread Testing

None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas’s deer herd. That’s the bottom line of a report from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which did extensive analyses for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on a set of samples submitted during the 2013 sampling period. Chronic wasting disease is a...

More CWD Discovered in Deer Near Containment Area

Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season. One deer, a 2.5 year old doe, was killed Nov. 30, 2013, in close proximity to the cluster of five CWD-positive deer killed in Virginia since 2009. Additionally,...