Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.
Although not inside Oklahoma's, a CWD-positive deer found 2.5-miles south of the state's border has caused the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) to activate the next stage of the CWD Response Plan.
With CWD now in 30 states, the bill would fund disease research and management.
Harvest data from Western states and provinces suggest shooting more bucks one year reduces the prevalence of chronic wasting disease the next. What’s more, the pressure on the buck segment seems to be more effective if the harvest occurs near or during the rut.
The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (LADDL) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) has detected Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer at the Mississippi/Louisiana border.
Several months back, we ran a story about COVID-19's detection in the whitetail herd, meaning this may sound like old news. Scientists, however, seem especially concerned with this new development, wherein the Omicron strain was discovered in several deer on Staten Island, New York.