NADeFA News

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...
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...