NADeFA News

07-03-2011
Published: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 3:56 AM By Kurt Bresswein | The Express-Times Pennsylvania wildlife officials are prepared to go on the offensive against a devastating white-tailed deer disease found just 10 miles from the state's southern border. The state Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to new emergency powers aimed at limiting the risk of the spread of...
06-27-2011
Rabbits are immune to prion diseases. Now one molecular biologist thinks he knows why and says the secret could help in developing a treatment A prion is a misshapen protein that acts like an infectious agent (hence the name, which comes from the words protein and infection). Prions cause a number of fatal diseases such as mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in sheep and kuru and Creutzfeldt-...
06-25-2011
BY Bridget Murphy COLUMBIA - Thirty-four elk from Kentucky, plus five newborn calves, were released from their three-acre holding pen at Peck Ranch Conservation Area on Wednesday morning. An elk population is returning to Missouri after being absent for 150 years. The release was what is called a "soft release," which began with keeping the elk in the holding pen. On Wednesday, Missouri...
06-20-2011
By James Fuller and Jameel Naqvi A recent mass killing of deer to determine the spread of chronic wasting disease in Kane County and its communities revealed no significant spread of the condition, which is fatal to deer. That's good news for fans of the local deer population. But the outcome could make subsequent testing even more difficult than the latest round. Officials from the Illinois...
06-15-2011
By Gwen Hagaman In last winter's Legislative Session Senate Bill 351 was introduced, which proposed transferring oversight of farm-raised white tail deer and other domestic cervid species (includes red deer, elk and similar breeds) from West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) to West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVAG). The bill sparked controversy regarding views and...