NADeFA News

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...
06-09-2011
Detroit Free Press, June 9th, 2011 LANSING - Michigan's wildlife policymakers today voted to end a ban on baiting and feeding of whitetail deer in most of the state's Lower Peninsula. The 4-3 vote by the Natural Resources Commission means baiting will be legal again in most of the Lower Peninsula from Oct. 1 to Jan. 1. The exception is a northeast section where bovine tuberculosis remains a...
05-17-2011
Deadly brain illness troubles Wisconsin's deer By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel A laboratory study has found that lichens on Wisconsin's landscape break down the infectious proteins that are responsible for causing chronic wasting disease, or CWD - the devastating neurological disorder that was discovered in Wisconsin's wild deer population in 2002. The study by researchers at a federal...
04-06-2011
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says testing for chronic wasting disease is finished and no deer were positive for the disease. Officials tested 839 southeastern Minnesota deer that were yearlings or older. All were within a 10-mile radius of the location near Pine Island where a deer tested positive for the disease in November. The DNR did not meet its goal...