CWD Roundup – September 2021

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided alphabetically by state and province. Upcoming Hunting Season Updates A general trend that we’ve seen over the last two months …

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It Takes Guts to Look: This Indiana Buck is Inside Out

Deer seem to have a knack for getting themselves into unfortunate pickles, from broken antler pedicles to missing legs, warts, pneumonia, and more. The whitetail’s talent for blatantly throwing up a middle finger to all the injuries and diseases it encounters while still trucking on makes this animal a crowd favorite. As a professional deer …

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Why Are Bucks in Front of Everyone’s Cameras But Yours?

The parade of social-media bucks is underway. Every day now, more trail-cameras are appearing in the woods, and so are the photos they capture, especially big bucks in velvet and big bachelor groups of bucks that posed for a squad photo. For example, Brian Grossman posted new photos of a really nice public-land buck he …

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COVID Hurt CWD Sampling in Deer. We Must Bring It Back.

One thing we are certainly seeing a lot of these days are parallels drawn between COVID-19 and other aspects of what was our pre-pandemic “normal” existence. It’s our way to try and make sense of what the past year has really meant by relating the experience to traumatic circumstances we’ve previously felt prior to March …

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10 Highlights From New Deer Science You Can Use

  The Southeast Deer Study Group meeting was one of the last in-person gatherings I attended in 2020 before the pandemic hit, and it looked for a while as if COVID-19 would prevent the 2021 meeting. For over 40 years, the largest national gathering of deer researchers and professional deer decision-makers was hosted in rotation …

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