NADeFA News

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...
04-01-2011
NASHVILLE - State Rep. Frank Niceley moved Wednesday to bypass a committee where his bill to legalize white-tail deer farming in Tennessee has been corralled and instead steered it with an unusual maneuver into a committee where he is the herd boss. The committee swap was not immediately successful. Officials of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, who...
04-01-2011
NASHVILLE - State Rep. Frank Niceley moved Wednesday to bypass a committee where his bill to legalize white-tail deer farming in Tennessee has been corralled and instead steered it with an unusual maneuver into a committee where he is the herd boss. The committee swap was not immediately successful. Officials of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, who...