Hunters Advised to Protect California Deer from Chronic Wasting ... November 6, 2010

Deer Disease News Archive


If introduced intoCalifornia deer and elk herds, the disease could severely impact deer/elk populations and devastate those hunting programs. CWD regulations passed in 2002 were updated in 2008 to help protect the state's deer

This autumn, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens will check hunters at California’s border entry points to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Hunters returning from other states or Canadian provinces with deer or elk are lawfully required to adhere to all DFG regulations that are designed to stop CWD from entering California. CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose.


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