NADeFA News

06-10-2016
By Bob Frye   HARRISBURG - It could be called the Donald Trump approach to containing wildlife disease. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is trying to figure out ways to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. It's an always-fatal ailment that kills deer, elk and other cervids. One idea discussed briefly Monday during a work group meeting was building a deer-proof fence around half or more of...
06-10-2016
By Dr. Nick Haley Over the past few years, I’ve been very lucky to work closely with a number of deer and elk farming groups, and I feel like we’ve made great strides in improving how CWD is managed in farmed cervids now and into the future. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a wide range of farmers from across North America, with various backgrounds and herd management styles, as well as a...
06-09-2016
by Allison Munn, Anchor-Reporter, KSLA News RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Since 2000, deer and elk have been the prime attraction to Buck Hollow Ranch in Randolph County. "Our goals were not to have the maximum number of animals, our goal was to have the healthiest animals," owner Tom Baker said. But as Chronic Wasting Disease continues to attack the deer and elk population in Arkansas, concerns...
05-19-2016
By Michelle Skalicky The Missouri Department of Conservation has increased surveillance efforts for Chronic Wasting Disease in deer in southern Missouri after CWD was found in northern Arkansas.  MDC staff have ramped up sample collection for a CWD testing process that has been ongoing in Missouri since 2002. Earlier this spring, 86 cases of the disease were found in northern Arkansas-82 in deer...
05-19-2016
By Todd Richmond, Associated Press Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced a series of changes in Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease plan Friday, calling for more studies and guidelines for the deer farm industry but rejecting suggestions to resume thinning the state's herds.   Pressure has been mounting on Walker to step up efforts to contain the disease after infection rates hit a new high last...