NADeFA News

09-27-2015
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 47 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in wild white-tailed deer so far in 2015. EHD appears to be more prevalent in west-central Illinois counties including Adams, McDonough and surrounding counties. In all, reports have come from 17 counties (see map attached to this release at URL below). EHD was also...
09-27-2015
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease threatening white-tailed deer. It was first documented in Illinois in 2002 near Roscoe. There have been more than 500 cases since then. CWD has become established in areas near the Fox and Illinois rivers, and more recently in Stephenson and Ogle counties in northern Illinois. Doug Dufford is the state's Wildlife Disease Program...
09-17-2015
By Alan Johnson The Columbus Dispatch   The largest fine and restitution for a wildlife crime in U.S. history, $1.6 million, has been ordered in an Ohio case involving trafficking in whitetail deer. Benjamin N. Chason, 61, of Climax, Ga., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for violations of the Lacey Act, a 115-year-old federal wildlife-protection law. Chason's fine and restitution is the...
09-17-2015
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced that a captive white-­tailed deer in a Lavaca County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease(CWD). The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station detected the presence of CWD in samples submitted, and the National...
09-03-2015
Jill Fritz with the Humane Society of the United States recently voiced her opinions about the privately owned deer ranches and their role regarding chronic wasting disease in Michigan. While I respect each person’s right to voice their opinion, I take issue with nearly every aspect of her editorial. The best course of action to prevent further spread of CWD in Michigan clearly must be based on...