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Federal Laboratory Confirms CWD Diagnosis

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received confirmation from a national laboratory on Jan. 25 verifying that the sample from a southeastern Minnesota white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The finding by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory at Ames, Iowa, had been expected and confirms a…


10 Chronic Wasting Disease-Afflicted Deer Reported in Kansas for 2008

CWD-positive deer reported from 2,693 samples collected by KDWP PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has reported 10 chronic wasting disease (CWD) cases from among almost 2,700 deer tissue samples collected and submitted for lab analysis by KDWP in recent months. Eight of the CWD-positive deer…


Chronic Wasting Disease Not Detected in Ohio Deer Testing Conducted During Last Year’s Deer-Gun Season

COLUMBUS, OH – For the seventh straight year, testing of Ohio’s deer herd has found no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer.   According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, state and federal…


Michigan DNR Issues Additional Antlerless Deer Licenses for Kent County

The Department of Natural Resources has increased the number of private-land antlerless deer licenses available for Kent County (Deer Management Unit 041). Demand for antlerless deer licenses has been much higher than usual this year, in the wake of the discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a captive deer…


Wisconsin Antlerless Deer Only Hunt Set For Dec. 11-14

Hunt to include central forest deer management units MADISON – Following the traditional nine-day deer hunting season several deer hunting opportunities remain. The Dec. 1-10 muzzleloader hunt immediately follows the nine-day season and leads to the statewide four-day, Dec. 11-14, antlerless deer hunt. The antlerless deer only hunt is open…


Wisconsin’s 9-Day Regular Deer Season Runs Nov.22-30

MADISON –Wisconsin’s regular nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 22 this year and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30. The traditional season always opens the Saturday prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Even after a pretty tough winter in parts of the state, and a harvest of more than 520,000 deer…


Highlighting Illinois DNR Programs and Upcoming Events for the Month of November

Deer Permit Application Deadline: The last day to apply for 2008 firearm and muzzleloader-only season deer permits is Fri., Nov. 7.  Hunters may apply online through DNR Direct (link through the DNR Direct button on the IDNR home page at http://dnr.state.il.us).  Permit application forms are also available on the IDNR…


California DFG Checkpoints Are Successful

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) inspected 132 vehicles Oct. 26 at two border station checkpoints to help prevent transport of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The checkpoints were conducted at the Truckee station on Interstate 80 in Nevada County and the Long Valley station on U.S. Route 395 in…


Check Points Set to Stop Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from Entering California

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens will check hunters entering San Bernardino County to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This checkpoint, which will be held at an agricultural inspection station, is a continuation of DFG’s extensive educational outreach program and will be conducted Oct. 20 and…


Star Valley, Wyoming Moose Tests Positive For CWD

Cheyenne— A three-year-old female moose has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in western Wyoming. CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose that affects the brain, causing weight loss, abnormal behavior, and, eventually, death. There is no evidence that CWD has any human-health implications. “This finding…