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DNR Aims To Collect 24K Samples For Chronic Wasting Disease Testing September 21, 2020 Wisconsin

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DNR Aims To Collect 24K Samples For Chronic Wasting Disease Testing September 21, 2020 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio News
... The disease has been detected in at least one wild deer in 29 counties, said Erin Larson, the agency's CWD data coordinator. The agency has been conducting enhanced surveillance in recent years as the disease has spread, detecting CWD in 1,338 out of 19,348 deer sampled statewide last year..,


ron County committee recommends deer farm ban January 18, 2019 Wisconsin, Your Daily Globe.com
... This is a one-year block on deer farms for us to figure out what we want to do,” zoning administrator Erika Roeder said ... an attempt to prevent chronic wasting disease from entering Iron County’s deer population...

DNR shifts focus from regulations to researching CWD July 16, 2019 Wisconsin, WXOW.com
...  The Department of Natural Resources is shifting focus to researching chronic wasting disease instead of implementing restrictions on deer farmers... Currently, 56 of 72 Wisconsin counties have deer infected with CWD...

... a pilot smartphone app that will prevent hunters from completing electronic registration until they enter the county, village or other location information... considering automated sample turn-in stations where hunters could enter precise location information...

Democrat introduces bills to pump more money into CWD fight September 11, 2019 Wisconsin, Channel 3000
... Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for testing. The bills also would lay out $2 million for CWD research...
... Midwestern wildlife officials wrapped up what was hailed as an unprecedented conference on chronic wasting disease Thursday without coming up with any new tactics ...

Deer baiting and feeding ban starts in four northwestern Wisconsin counties August 2, 2019 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... The DNR announced the ban Friday afternoon, and it began Sunday.  It is caused by the finding of chronic wasting disease in a bull elk at Smoking Gun Elk, an elk breeding farm northwest of Shell Lake.  State law requires the DNR to enact a ban on feeding and baiting of deer in counties or portions of counties within a 10-mile radius ...

Burnett County elk had CWD August 29, 2019 Wisconsin, Duluth News Tribune
... confirmed to have been carrying chronic wasting disease ...  a 6-year-old bull elk from a breeding farm in Burnett County ...The state has quarantined the farm, and the remaining five elk in the herd ...


New deer baiting and feeding bans in place for nine counties October 9, 2019 Wisconsin, Fox11online.com
... Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents that deer baiting and feeding is prohibited in 52 counties. Deer baiting and feeding bans are implemented to limit the spread of diseases such as chronic wasting disease (CWD)...

... Recently, a first-of-its-kind conference with experts ... gathered in Madison ... to discuss collaborating on CWD, but no new approaches for fighting the disease were offered... Wyoming saw ... up to 65% prevalence ... recent research suggested that deer will be effectively extinct from those areas within 40 years, all because of CWD.” ...

... A Marquette University Law School Poll released last week found more than half of state residents interviewed believed CWD was staying about the same or decreasing.  Only 27% correctly said CWD was increasing... deer hunters in the sample .. were about as wrong on CWD as the general public...

Democrat introduces bills to pump more money into CWD fight September 11, 2019 Wisconsin, Channel 3000
... Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for testing. The bills also would lay out $2 million for CWD research...

CWD testing sparks statewide debate November 20, 2019 Wisconsin, Fox11 Online
... chronic wasting disease. ... "What we're seeing in the core area of the state, down in the southwest part of the state, west of Madison, is as that disease has grown literally to the point where almost half of the adult buck population is carrying the disease," ...
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