NADeFA News

04-01-2015
Our annual Washington, DC NADeFA Fly-In was bumped ahead again this year. With Congress actually producing, for a change and working to pass a budget, the cycle has been moved up in recent years. I would like to thank the Pennsylvania Deer Farmers Association for sponsoring Glenn Dice and Jarrid Barry to make their annual trek. This is the second time for Jarrid, but Glenn is an old pro, and has...
03-26-2015
Commercial scent manufacturers across the country are speaking out in opposition to the proposed ban on the use of deer urine as an attractant aid for hunting in Vermont. The proposed Deer Rule, annotated specifically Title 10 V.S.A §37.11.0, Ban of Urine and Other Natural Lures, has little basis in scientific data, limits hunting opportunities, sets a dangerous precedent for other products, and...
03-09-2015
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, commends new University of California research that validates the long-standing industry position that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is not a threat to humans. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization have for years publicly stated there...
02-25-2015
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. The new study, published recently in the journal Brain, revealed the mechanism of toxicity of a misfolded form of the protein that underlies prion...
02-25-2015
Source: HealthCanal.com Chronic wasting disease (CWD) — an infectious disease caused by prions — affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined why the human proteins aren’t corrupted when exposed to...