NADeFA News

07-20-2015
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a second case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in a deer in Meridian Township. This second case is a 2-year-old male found less than a mile from the initial positive female deer, confirmed this past May.   It's not known if the deer are related in any way and genetic testing is being done to determine if there is a...
07-06-2015
When government regulations go so far beyond rational disease prevention and animal husbandry practices that they actually work to eliminate an industry, the regulations are most often based on propaganda and not science. Such is the case with the recent regulatory inquisition over deer scent products which incorporate deer urine. Prions — the protein presumed to transmit Chronic Wasting Disease...
07-03-2015
If one word could summarize the state of the Canadian elk industry, it would be "shortage." American customers are desperate for elk meat, but Canadian ranchers have been unable to satisfy the de-mand as elk numbers plummeted over the last decade.   Ian Thorleifson, an elk rancher from Minnedosa, Man., said one of his American clients would double his order if more Canadian elk were available...
07-03-2015
By Bill Cochran, Special to The Roanoke Times A mother deer and her three fawns walk along a hill on a farm in Salem. Last season, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries asked deer hunters to voluntarily refrain from using urine-based scents to attract deer or to mask their own scent.   This year, the agency has cranked that up a notch, telling hunters that beginning July 1 it will...
07-02-2015
AUSTIN - A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas. CWD was first detected in Texas in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer in the Hueco Mountains in far West Texas.   The Medina County tissue samples submitted by the breeder...