deer diseases

Deer Managers Fighting the Battle Against CWD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease coming into Florida. The meeting is at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th Street, Ballroom A/B, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public....

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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....

A buck with hemorrhagic disease, which is caused by a virus and affects a deer's ability to eat and breathe. (Photo: Bob Funke/Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism)

Summer Deer Disease Gaining Traction Throughout United States

Hemorrhagic disease, spread by a virus and commonly seen during hot summer months, appears to be spreading more rapidly throughout the United States. Hemorrhagic disease is caused by the caused by the EHD virus (EHDV) and bluetongue virus (BTV). The virus can affect deer, sheep and cows, and is believed caused by a biting...

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,...

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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...