NADeFA News

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...
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."...