Hunters’ Help Needed to Keep Chronic Wasting Disease Out of Alabama February 13, 2018

Alabama Deer Disease News and Information Archive



...  The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced that a deer in that state has tested positive for CWD... Because the most likely way of CWD being introduced to Alabama is through transportation, it has been illegal for decades for live deer to be imported into Alabama. To further combat the potential threat of the introduction of CWD into Alabama, prohibition of the importation of whole carcasses and certain body parts of deer from any CWD-positive state was implemented in 2016...

 CWD Positive in Mississippi Prompts Quick Response February 23, 2018 Alabama, ADCNR News
...  the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) ... added Mississippi to the list of states where the importation of body parts from members of the cervid family – white-tailed and mule deer, elk and moose, etc. – is prohibited unless the meat is deboned and other regulations followed..,

... "Unfortunately, there is no live animal tests, so we have to have brain tissue and lymph nodes," said state veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier... officials say they test on average of around 500 deer per year for CWD...

... Land values will likely be the first indicator of bad news if CWD comes to the state, said Jeff Roberts, a real estate agent who sells hunting land ...“For farmers and landowners, leasing the hunting rights to their places is a huge secondary income for many ... If CWD comes to Alabama, the land values are going to go into the basement...

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