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CWD in MT mule deer

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charlo slim

Not good news -  figured it was coming.

 

CWD in MT mule deer

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Birdcountry70

Damn.  I read recently that they figured it was going to show up soon and some thought it was likely already present but had just not been confirmed yet. I'll need to read up on this as I really don't know what to expect from this in the future. 

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406dn

Indeed this is a day we knew was coming. The ramifications will ripple for years. God forbid if it is confirmed that the disease can be transmitted to humans. 

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shoot-straight

I read a recent study did confirm transmission to monkeys... so that scared the crap out of me. 

 

We are headed down a bad road my friends. Very bad I’m afraid. 

 

Read some on the transmission of the disease from animal to animal. It’s frightening.

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Big Al

This is really a shame.  I kept hoping it would skip Montana but no.

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Randy S

I'm not sure which reaction is worse. The "kill 'em all to slow the spread" or to just allow the disease to take it's course. Computer modeling suggests CWD has been in mule deer in Colorado since the 1960's.

 

It seems that there are some things in nature that we simply can't fix. Nature is very resistant to extinction as long as man doesn't meddle in things. My vote would be to let CWD takes it's natural course. If there's a yet unknown factor that allows some animals to not contract the disease, the kill 'em all approach seems very short sighted.  

 

 

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dogrunner

Its been in MI since 2008 in captive deer and 2015 in free ranging deer , it also  is in 24 states and Canada. It is bad news for sure. 

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Tilkut

Here in wisconsin past administrations completely muffed it. Now it will be state wide in a matter of years. DNR friend of mine swears it started when U of Colorado was actually tryi ng to infect deer with scabies. They got what they wanted. It’s a shame. Odds are it will eventually jump to another species. 

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dogrunner

There is an article on the Detroit Free Press sports outdoors page about CWD. Sounds like it could be a Huge problem for man and beast. 

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dogrunner

Here is another article. 

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Speedgoat44
On 11/9/2017 at 4:34 PM, shoot-straight said:

I read a recent study did confirm transmission to monkeys... so that scared the crap out of me. 

 

We are headed down a bad road my friends. Very bad I’m afraid. 

 

Read some on the transmission of the disease from animal to animal. It’s frightening.

Indeed.  Barring a highly unlikely significant scientific breakthrough, this is ultimately the end of deer/elk/moose hunting.  Depressing.

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Treerooster
On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 11:38 PM, Speedgoat44 said:

Indeed.  Barring a highly unlikely significant scientific breakthrough, this is ultimately the end of deer/elk/moose hunting.  Depressing.

 

If that happens, it could be the end of wildlife management as we know it. In a lot of states the prime source of funding for F&W agencies are the deer and elk licenses.

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Speedgoat44
52 minutes ago, Treerooster said:

 

If that happens, it could be the end of wildlife management as we know it. In a lot of states the prime source of funding for F&W agencies are the deer and elk licenses.

Agreed.  It ain't gonna happen tomorrow, but it's out there.  If it ever crosses into livestock, it'll happen a lot sooner, I fear. Any prion specialists or animal science folks on the board that might care to share any info or (hopefully!) optimism on how we might effectively deal with CWD moving forward?  

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