With the archery hunting season just beginning and the nine-day gun hunting deer season starting Nov. 20, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials asked hunters to help them collect data to track the disease's spread.
Together, we can keep Wisconsin’s hunting tradition going strong for future generations. Follow public health guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19. Test your deer for CWD and properly dispose of your deer carcass.
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Gov. Tony Evers, who controls the department, hasn't offered any new CWD strategies. The governor has said he wants to see if research conducted in other states yields breakthroughs.
Midwestern wildlife officials wrapped up what was hailed as an unprecedented conference on chronic wasting disease Thursday without coming up with any new tactics.
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress plans to ask outdoor lovers this spring whether state wildlife officials should again offer bounties for deer infected with chronic wasting disease to get a better read on the disease’s prevalence and control its spread.
The committee voted 6-4 to eliminate limits on moving deer carcasses, but maintained new fencing requirements.
10-acre deer farm quarantined after CWD found in 15-year-old doe that lived there
One of the researchers says people should stop buying mineral, or salt, licks to attract or bait deer because they may be helping to spread the fatal brain disease.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board members pressured agency leaders this week to use softer terminology to describe counties affected by chronic wasting disease, saying the current wording paints such a dire picture that deer hunters might go elsewhere.
The two 4-year-old bucks with CWD came from a breeding farm in Mineral Point that has 110 white-tailed deer. The deer had shown no clinical signs of the disease.
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The UW-Madison veterinary laboratory says hunters should heed a study showing a primate for the first time was infected by eating venison.
The DNR’s latest press release basically dismisses CWD’s ever-worsening spread by noting most sick deer came from Wisconsin’s “southern farmland zone.”
LAS VEGAS – Wildlife-agency biologists, national conservation groups and hunting-industry representatives who met Wednesday at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade Show agreed chronic wasting disease poses a major threat to the nation’s elk, moose, mule deer and white-tailed deer herds.
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The state's monitoring of the deer disease doesn't match with health recommendations.
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Disease Monitoring Doesn't Match With Health Recommendations
No CWD in humans has been reported, but experts advise against eating tainted venison because disease prions are unpredictable.