Deer farming bill heads to governor September 30, 2015 North Carolina

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Deer farming bill heads to governor September 30, 2015 North Carolina, WRA
... The original Senate version included a provision moving deer farms from the oversight of the Wildlife Resources Commission ... when it emerged from conference committee with the Senate, the deer farming provision was back in the bill... In 2002, when concerns emerged about the spread of chronic wasting disease ... the state spent nearly a quarter-million dollars to buy out most of the state's deer farms...

N.C. lawmakers move with caution on deer, farm bill September 24, 2015 North Carolina, The News & Observer 
... The state House on Thursday tentatively approved a farm bill after removing several controversial provisions, including one that would have transferred regulation of captive deer from the state’s wildlife office to the agriculture department...

... The state legislature made a 180-degree turnaround early this week and handed over management of deer farms in North Carolina to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, taking authority from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission... Adams said a major lobbying effort and backroom political tactics turned this change into one that came about almost overnight...


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