deer farms

CWD Numbers Spike

CWD Spikes at Wisconsin Deer Farms

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has plagued Wisconsin deer farms for years and last year’s near-record rate has officials concerned. In 2017, the fatal disease was confirmed in 60 deer that were raised in captive deer operations. This marks the first time in 11 years that the state has confirmed this many...

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against DNR Quarantine for CWD

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge...