NADeFA News

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...
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...