NADeFA News

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...
05-19-2016
By Nicole Walton The State House has approved a bill that increases the penalties for illegally bringing a deer carcass into Michigan from another state that has chronic wasting disease.    Sponsored by Democratic Representative John Kivela, the bill aims to prevent CWD from entering the Upper Peninsula.  The region hasn't seen any infections, but Wisconsin communities close to the border with...
05-19-2016
By Marcus Schneck, PennLive.com A record 12 white-tailed deer were found to be infected with chronic wasting disease - an always fatal, neurological disease in members of the deer family - in Pennsylvania in 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. That dozen, which is the most cases found in Pennsylvania in a single year, increases the total count of free-ranging deer that have been...