NADeFA News

12-13-2015
By Rosemary Parker Five Michigan hunters accused of illegal transportation of deer into the state will be arraigned in the 5th District Court in Berrien County, and if convicted face possible fines of up to $500 and up to 90 days in jail. The hunters were among several stopped by conservation officers in a recent two-day effort to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease by targeting illegal...
12-11-2015
By: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt, http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/blogs/deer-hunters-stop-the-cwd-hyster... Can someone tell me why this "recent" hysteria over chronic wasting disease has been circling over us like a perpetual storm cloud? Enough already. These fears are ridiculous. Read one of the many repurposed news briefs out there and you'd think that we're all going to fall over and die...
12-01-2015
Over the years, we’ve all seen the headlines and heard the rhetoric that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will wipeout entire statewide populations of whitetail deer. We’ve seen wildlife professionals resort to scare tactics and innuendo to close down wildlife commerce, introduce oppressive legislation, and shut off new hunting opportunities. But, when it comes to CWD creating a ‘deerpocalypse’ in...
10-05-2015
The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) expressed praise and congratulations to the passage of North Carolina’s omnibus farm bill which expands deer farming opportunities in the Tar Heel State. With Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature last week, the new law re-categorizes farm-raised deer as livestock rather than wild game and transfers oversight authority over deer farming from the...
09-27-2015
By The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Hunting seasons may not be affected, but white-tail deer in the northeast portion of the state, including Ferry County, may be vulnerable to an outbreak of bluetongue disease. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife notified the public Friday of the outbreak of the disease, transmitted by biting gnats (also known as midge and officially called Culicoides...