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Onus now on Legislature to develop meaningful CWD policy October 3, 2018 Wisconsin

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Onus now on Legislature to develop meaningful CWD policy October 3, 2018 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... A deer farm fencing proposal (Assembly Bill 374) introduced by Democrats in 2017 failed to even get a hearing in the Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee.   To his credit, Gov. Walker's CWD recommendations mirrored elements of AB 374, including a call for enhanced fencing at deer farms...


Walker Says He'll Reintroduce Rule To Slow CWD October 4, 2018 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio News
... he’ll work with the Legislature to reintroduce an emergency rule banning hunters from moving deer carcasses out of counties affected by chronic wasting disease... comments come just days after a Republican-led committee killed part of an effort to slow the spread of CWD ...

Northern Wisconsin Counties Exploring Local Control Of Deer Farms October 4, 2018 Wisconsin Public Radio News
... "At the state level, they have not only been slow, but wishy-washy," said Mark Liebaert, Douglas County board chairman ... Laurie Seale, a deer farmer and vice president for Whitetails of Wisconsin, said it's unnecessary for counties to consider oversight that goes beyond state standards...

Legislative committee decides CWD isn't all that urgent after all October 5, 2018 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
... of the three “aggressive actions” and “new initiatives” in Walker’s “balanced approach” to battling CWD, one remains: an order directing the Department of Natural Resources to work with Wisconsin’s 376 captive deer/elk farms to “enhance” their fencing..,

State takes another step back in fight against CWD October 6, 2018 Wisconsin,
Ashland Daily Press
... Five months after Gov. Scott Walker took “bold, decisive action” in the state’s mud-wrestling match with chronic wasting disease, his three-pronged emergency order to help Wisconsin’s deer herd is down to one barbless spike held on by duct tape...

Plan Would Pay Hunters To Shoot More Deer With CWD October 9, 2018 Wisconsin,Wisconsin Public Radio News
...  the plan ... would offer hunters in counties with high prevalence of CWD $1,000 for each positive deer they kill. Landowners would get $1,000 for each positive killed on their property and businesses sampling deer would get $300 for each positive...

Help stop the spread of CWD in Wisconsin; adopt a kiosk or dumpster October 17, 2018 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
...  the state's first Adopt-A-Kiosk and Adopt-A-Dumpster site was opened in Cazenovia. The facilities were placed to help hunters increase testing for and reduce spread of CWD ... About 50 percent of adult bucks and 30 percent of adult does are CWD-positive in parts of south-central Wisconsin ...

Citizen soldiers take up CWD fight, providing much-needed leadership November 2, 2018 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
... Duren, 59, has been working with the DNR to set up self-serve CWD kiosks at six sites in Sauk and Richland counties so hunters can leave deer samples for testing. He’s also working to provide 10 dumpsters so it’s convenient for hunters to dump deer bones, too...

Ordinance bans transport of deer to Douglas County November 20, 2018 Wisconsin, Superior Telegram
... to help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease... 61 percent of the new captive positives turned up in the last five years despite CWD-protocols, which are insufficient to stop the spread of the disease...

... Since 2013, when the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) began to let some captive deer facilities with infected animals continue operating, additional cases of CWD have developed within those facilities ...

Intertribal Task Force Approves Tribal CWD Management Area December 25, 2018 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio News
... The Voigt Intertribal Task Force approved a tribal chronic wasting disease management area this fall that includes portions of Oneida, Lincoln and Langlade counties...  creates restrictions for tribal members on the transport, disposal and registration of wild deer ...
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