NADeFA News

05-04-2016
Published: West Plains Daily Quill, Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 To the Editor, In his article "Disease Killing Deer, Hurting Economy" (Daily Quill, April 2, 2016), Cody Sanders wrote: "If CWD spreads far and wide in Missouri, deer hunting as we know it will cease to exist, and rural Missouri economies will lose the significant financial benefit hunters bring to their cities and towns."...
05-04-2016
by Margaret Slayton, St. Joseph News-Press There will be new mandatory testing of whitetail deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in two counties in Northwest Missouri during the opening weekend of deer season this fall according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Barbara Keller, resource scientist, said hunters will be required to present their deer for CWD testing at locations in...
05-04-2016
by Craig Dougherty, Outdoor Life, May 2nd, 2016 Last summer I wrote that some states (Vermont and Virginia) have decided to ban the sale and use of urine based deer attractants. The reason: many scientists in the deer disease community believe the prions found in urine based scents may spread Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Scent manufacturers and deer urine suppliers are not sure they agree, they...
04-29-2016
Three men, including two from Mississippi, have been accused of importing white-tailed deer into Mississippi in a federal indictment that was unsealed this week. According to US Attorney Gregory K. Davis of the Southern District of Mississippi, Coleman Virgil Slade, 70, of Purvis, Don Durrett, 72, of Aspermont, Texas, and Dewayne Slade, 44, of Purvis, have been charged with various violations of...
04-20-2016
The House Appropriations Committee voted to pass the House Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropriations Act out of committee.  The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation's leading voice for the cervid industry, applauds this legislation and appreciates the commitment to cervid health the Committee has shown in this bill.  The bill includes $3.5 million for...