AUSTIN – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is reminding Texas landowners of exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species rules for the 2019-20 hunting season. “When CWD was first discovered in far West Texas in 2012, TAHC and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) took important steps toward preventing the spread of the chronic disease… Read More Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners
ACTION ALERT! The State of Montana is Proposing to Close its Borders for the Importation of Farmed Elk! The ACA is requesting all cervid farmers comment in opposition by July 5 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time! The North American Elk Breeders Association (NAEBA) opposes the Montana Department of Livestock’s proposed regulatory change to ban the importation… Read More The State of Montana is Proposing to Close its Borders for the Importation of Farmed Elk!
USDA APHIS Publishes Revised CWD Program Standards Document American Cervid Alliance Provides Initial Review of Changes USDA APHIS announced the revised CWD Program Standards Document have been published and are now in effect. The document is the product of a three and a half year review process that started with a United States Animal Health… Read More USDA APHIS Publishes Revised CWD Program Standards
Chronic Wasting Disease is a deer-killing disease that leaves their brains full of holes. What is this always-fatal condition and how do people fight its spread? Recently, hunters may have been alarmed to hear 10 deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Tennessee. Hunters worry that it will reduce game populations and hunting opportunities.… Read More Tennessee Hunters Need Not Worry About Chronic Wasting Disease
Greg Flees: Don’t Blame Chronic Wasting Disease On Deer Farms Deer farmers are unfairly targeted in a recent article the Cap Times ran by Wisconsin Public Radio about chronic wasting disease. The piece attempts to blame deer farms for the spread of CWD, but it fails to mention important information. Much of the article relies… Read More Greg Flees: Don’t Blame Chronic Wasting Disease On Deer Farms
Chronic Wasting Disease | The Paper Tiger For Deer? Much ink has been spilled about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which affects deer. CWD has slowly spread over the last few decades, and some hunters are worried it will decimate deer populations and a favorite outdoor pastime. Some have even questioned whether it is the end… Read More Chronic Wasting Disease | The Paper Tiger For Deer?
Chronic Wasting Disease | Wisconsin Update This message provided by the Whitetails of Wisconsin Association On Tuesday, July 24th, the DATCP Ag Board voted to NOT advance the Governor’s Scope Statement. By not advancing the Scope, DATCP has no authority to write an emergency rule. The Ag Board listened and heard our comments and agreed… Read More Chronic Wasting Disease | Wisconsin Update
The Whitetails of Wisconsin board is sending out this letter to update everyone on an issue that has come up this week in Wisconsin that greatly impacts our state’s deer farms and hunting ranches. Obviously, this is a very serious issue to deer farmers and hunting ranches, but we will break down step one and two of… Read More Message from Whitetails of Wisconsin
The Department of Natural Resources says it wants to conduct Chronic Wasting Disease testing in central and north-central Minnesota to determine if the disease is present (“Minnesota deer hunting opener: More deer to shoot, but disease tests required,” Oct. 27). It’s about time: The DNR has been asleep at the watch for years. The DNR… Read More DNR Has Been Asleep at the Watch Testing Deer
Dear Editor, Bud Olinger’s claim Chronic Wasting Disease could have been stopped if Missouri banned deer farming as Colorado did simply is false. Colorado first detected CWD in a research facility in the 1960s and first found it in free-ranging deer in the 1980s. The disease has continued spreading throughout Colorado and into other states… Read More Letter to the Editor – Deer farming not the reason for CWD