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The Continued Spread of CWD: Cases in Missouri, Texas, Pennsylvania and Arkansas

Fearing the off season like an NFL owner is not something most hunters are typically concerned about. While many of us are relishing in the spoils of (hopefully) successful big game seasons, as state wildlife agencies report results from testing, there is ample cause for concern. As hunters, it might come as a surprise to most to hear that we are deeply connected to the animals we so vehemently pursue. The fact is; we care about the quarry we chase more than most do. Not much else can illustrate this point as the inherent concern that cloaks us when...

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LSU Scientist Makes CWD Testing Breakthrough, Paves Road for Vaccine

Chronic wasting disease has dominated headlines since its initial discovery roughly 30 years ago and does not show much sign of slowing down. With new cases popping up in places such as Montana, where the disease had yet to be found, scientists, biologists and hunters alike are scrambling to contain the deadly condition. Last week, the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture released information about a breakthrough made by animal scientist Frank Bastian. Spending the bulk of his career studying chronic wasting disease, mad cow disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, his team is now able to grow the bacteria and...

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Montana CWD Hunt Sells Out in 3 Hours

If there was ever a doubt Montana and area hunters would pass up an opportunity to extend their hunt while aiding in the fight against chronic wasting disease, it’s long since passed. As part of a special CWD hunt, set to kick off on Friday, Montana officials released 1,200 special B hunting licenses for sale on Monday morning. Slashing any doubts as to whether or not hunters would participate, the 1,200 tags sold out within a few hours. Time is of the Essence With six confirmed cases in Bridger area, officials worked tirelessly to put the plan together that...

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Special CWD Mule Deer Hunt Proposed by Montana FWP

Following two confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD), Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has released the details on a special CWD mule deer hunt. Awaiting the approval of the Fish and Wildlife Commission, the hunt is a key piece of Montana’s chronic wasting disease plan that is still in the draft process. Labelled as the “Bridger” CWD hunt due to the proximity to the town of Bridger remains in draft form as officials await the final testing results from samples taken during this year’s hunts. Hunters Needed One of the biggest questions surrounding the hunt is whether hunters...

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Montana Hunter Expedites Oregon’s First Case of CWD by Importing Infected Carcass

The spread of chronic wasting disease is something fish and game departments across North America are trying desperately to slow. When it comes to transmission from animal to animal, the disease can spread at an alarming rate but not as quickly as when aided via motor vehicle transfer. Fuel-Injected (or Carbureted) Importation The state of Oregon (and many others) have established strict rules regarding the importation of certain parts of deer, elk, and moose that can establish the presence of the deadly disease. Any part of such animals that contains central nervous system tissue – like a skull with...

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