NADeFA News

09-02-2015
As of Sept. 1, 2015, Ohio has been reopened its border to the importation of Pennsylvania deer. The WDFO board would like to thank Glenn Dice for his effort in reopening the border. Glenn was very instrumental in providing the information needed for the border to open.   The following rules will apply to imports from Pennsylvania:   Effective September 1, 2015   Captive whitetail deer eligible...
08-19-2015
The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, has been working closely with regional associations and state agencies to develop a responsible strategy that facilitates and reestablishes normal commerce after the state’s first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) within a deer breeding facility. NADeFA, in conjunction with Texas Deer...
08-19-2015
Texas deer breeders will be able to resume animal movements under a plan finalized today by staff of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Animal Health Commission. The Breeder Deer Movement Qualification Standards Plan will take effect upon the filing of Emergency Rules by TPWD and will be in place through the 2015-16 Texas hunting season. Details of the plan are available online...
08-17-2015
A Missouri state court has entered a ruling blocking enforcement of new state regulations that threaten the existence of the state's growing farmed-deer industry by preventing the importation of privately owned cervids into the state.  In a 33-page ruling entered today, Judge Robert D. Schollmeyer of the 20 th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri granted Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary...
07-30-2015
HONDO - The state of Texas euthanized 34 deer Tuesday at a breeding ranch in Medina County where a buck had been found with chronic wasting disease last month.   "It's heart-wrenching. It's devastating," Bob Patterson, owner of Texas Mountain Ranch, said of losing the white-tails that he valued collectively at $280,000. "It's tough all the way around."   A positive test in June there marked the...