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
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
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?
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
Fake Chronic Wasting Disease News OR “Scientific” Misinformation on CWD By Dr. Don Davis As a research scientist with 40 years of experience in the area of wildlife diseases, I have been regularly disappointed, disgusted, alarmed, and amazed at both the amount and frequency of alleged facts reported on chronic wasting disease (CWD). These “facts”… Read More Fake Chronic Wasting Disease News OR “Scientific” Misinformation on CWD