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Deer breeders walk out of Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission hearing June 20, 2016

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...  new regulations to address how the state is going to deal with chronic wasting disease...  There will be limited movement of breeder deer across the state, increased postmortem testing for chronic wasting disease and more live testing for the disease, too...

Deer Breeders Concerned Over New Regulations June 21, 2016 Texas, TWC News
... “Deer breeding and deer farming and high-fence hunting ranches are one of the last ways to make a profitable living out in rural Texas,” ... Many deer breeders around the state are up in arms about being forced to test their deer, since CWD is only affecting wildlife in Central Texas...

...“In a show of unprecedented unity, the Texas deer industry walked out of today’s special TPWD commission meeting after explaining to commissioners why rules ... would potentially force “hundreds of family-owned agribusinesses” to shut down ...

Texas Wildlife Association supports CWD regs June 22, 2016 Texas, Texas All Outdoors official logo
... Broad support for the rules came in from dozens of conservation and wildlife champions ... fundamental issue is how best to protect our state’s deer herds from a deadly disease. The overwhelming amount of interest this issue has generated illustrates just how passionate Texans are about deer ...

CWD rules adopted to curb threat June 22, 2016 Texas, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
... Comments spoken during Monday's hearing in support of tighter restrictions seemed to carry a majority, though the only vote that mattered came from the governor-appointed panel of commissioners... Monday's commission vote was unanimous...


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