NADeFA News

06-08-2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced an interim final rule to establish a national chronic wasting disease (CWD) herd certification program (HCP) and minimum requirements for interstate movement of deer, elk and moose, or cervids, in the United States. Participation in the program will be voluntary. The interim final rule amends...
05-31-2012
KMALand Jefferson City -- The Conservation Department is spreading the word this summer of what it wants the state’s hunters to do to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in Missouri’s deer herd. CWD is a fatal, degenerative neurological disease effecting the nervous system of cervids like deer, elk and moose. Deer Biologist Jason Sumners says it poses a serious threat. “Long term outlook...
05-26-2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 500-deer farm in Ramsey County is under quarantine, after chronic wasting disease was detected in a red deer. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says Friday a 2-year-old female deer tested positive for the disease. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports it's the fifth time a farmed animal in the deer family has tested positive for the fatal brain and nervous system disease. The...
05-18-2012
BISMARCK — The Game and Fish Department is expanding a baiting ban in south central North Dakota where three cases of chronic wasting disease in deer have been documented. The ban had applied to hunting unit 3F2, where all of the CWD cases have been documented in the past four years. Game and Fish Wildlife Veterinarian Dan Grove said the ban this year will be extended into the four units...
05-17-2012
USDA LIBERTY HILL, Texas - The American Deer & Wildlife Alliance (ADWA) is proud to announce plans for a new informational campaign to provide sportsmen with the truth about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and dispel the myths surrounding the disease. The new public service campaign will include PSA ads for print, Internet, billboards, video spots, and a new website — www.CWDMyths.com. “In the...