Are Deer Evolving Resistance to CWD?

Jun 18, 2018 Stacie Robinson and Michael Samuel

If you hunt whitetails, you’ve probably already heard of chronic wasting disease (CWD). This neurodegenerative disease is caused by an odd sort of protein called a prion that develops in the brains of infected animals…

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This Map Spells Trouble for the Future of Deer Hunting

Apr 25, 2018 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

This map scares the hell out of me. Once you understand what it shows us about deer hunters and chronic wasting disease (CWD), it should alarm you, too. It’s a map of one of the…

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Yes, CWD Kills Deer. A Mississippi Hunter Watched It Happen.

Mar 1, 2018 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Chronic wasting disease kills deer. In fact, a Mississippi hunter sat in his stand and watched one die of the brain-destroying disease on January 21. When a tissue sample from the carcass was tested, it…

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EHD and CWD: What’s the Difference?

Feb 18, 2015 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

The two most significant diseases affecting whitetails today are hemorrhagic disease (EHD and bluetongue) and chronic wasting disease (CWD). Many people confuse the two. Here’s a quick guide to the major differences between EHD and…

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10 Reasons You Don’t Want CWD in Your Woods

Feb 17, 2015 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a serious threat to the future of deer hunting. Yet, there are many hunters who don’t understand or appreciate the threat, who feel it is not something they have to…

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