Action Alert: Texas Parks & Wildlife Seeking Comments on Proposed CWD Amendments

Aug 22, 2023 Torin Miller

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking comments on proposed changes to chronic wasting disease (CWD) detection and response rules. TPWD is putting forth the proposed changes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife…

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Iowa DNR Hosting Upcoming CWD Update Meetings

Aug 22, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting two public meetings to provide updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance and management efforts in Jasper, Marshall, and Grundy counties. Meetings are scheduled for: Baxter,…

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Arizona Game and Fish Hosting CWD Workshops in Preparation for Fall Seasons

Aug 10, 2023 Torin Miller

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is hosting a series of upcoming workshops about chronic wasting disease (CWD) management and testing in the state. A total of 10 workshops will be conducted at department…

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Action Alert: Oppose MO Department of Ag Rulemaking That Could Bolster CWD Spread

Jul 12, 2023 Torin Miller

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) has recently proposed amendments to existing rules that would exclude certain cervid species from movement restrictions intended to safeguard the state’s wild cervids from chronic wasting disease (CWD). Specifically,…

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No Patterns of Prion Disease Among Hunters in CWD Zones, New Data Shows

Jul 10, 2023 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Can eating the venison of a deer with chronic wasting disease cause a person to acquire a related, fatal prion disease? There’s no evidence it has ever happened, but prion diseases also have notoriously long…

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CWD Roundup – July 2023

Jun 30, 2023 Torin Miller

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided…

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Florida FWC Hosting Public Meeting to Discuss CWD in North Florida

Jun 29, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are hosting a public meeting following the recent confirmation of the state’s first positive detection of chronic wasting…

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NDA Joins Petition Seeking Emergency Action and Rulemaking Regarding CWD in Texas

Jun 21, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) recently joined a sizable group of conservation organizations and Texas landowners in submitting a petition for emergency action and rulemaking with respect to chronic wasting disease (CWD) to the Texas…

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The Guts of Predatory Cats Can Destroy CWD Prions

Jun 21, 2023 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Chronic wasting disease prions are the Chuck Norris of infectious materials. Incinerating them at 1,112°F will only slightly degrade their infectivity, and you must hit 1,800°F to destroy them. They are just fine left out…

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Action Alert: Oppose Expanded Wildlife Feeding in Michigan

May 23, 2023 Amber Kornak

Michigan House Bill 4593 (HB 4593) would allow an individual to engage in wildlife feeding, including deer and elk, if the feed is located within 300 feet of a residence and the feed is no…

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