deer diseases

What Does a Deer With CWD Look Like?

Oct 2, 2019 NDA Staff

What does a deer with chronic wasting disease (CWD) look like? Most look as healthy as the buck in the trail-camera photo above. A few days after this photo was taken in November 2012, NDA…

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Keep Your Eyes Open for EHD in Deer

Sep 6, 2019 Ben Westfall

Three years ago in my native Missouri, I was headed toward my favorite stand when I stumbled upon a dead doe. She looked as if she had died in the last day or two, and…

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Every Deer Hunter Can Take These Steps to Fight CWD.

Oct 3, 2018 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer is a serious matter. While the long-term implications are concerning to NDA, to other wildlife conservation organizations, and to the majority of wildlife disease experts, the situation is not…

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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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So Your Deer Has Warts. Should You Eat It?

Sep 11, 2015 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Each year, hunters across the whitetail’s range encounter deer with “warts,” like the buck in the photo above, sent to us by QDMA member Evan Heusinkveld. The growths on these deer are cutaneous fibromas 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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The Mysterious Bullwinkle Deer

Dec 31, 2013 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Whitetails are hardened survivors. They thrive despite predators, highways, heat waves, blizzards, floods, drought and poachers with spotlights. They get hung in fences, fall down old wells, and crash through plate-glass windows. They snag their…

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Can We Prevent EHD?

Mar 20, 2013 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Hemorrhagic disease (HD) hit whitetails extremely hard in 2012, the latest in a recent string of notable years for outbreaks. The disease (mostly strains of a virus known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease or EHD, but…

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