NADeFA News

10-05-2015
The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) expressed praise and congratulations to the passage of North Carolina’s omnibus farm bill which expands deer farming opportunities in the Tar Heel State. With Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature last week, the new law re-categorizes farm-raised deer as livestock rather than wild game and transfers oversight authority over deer farming from the...
09-27-2015
By The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Hunting seasons may not be affected, but white-tail deer in the northeast portion of the state, including Ferry County, may be vulnerable to an outbreak of bluetongue disease. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife notified the public Friday of the outbreak of the disease, transmitted by biting gnats (also known as midge and officially called Culicoides...
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...