CWD Roundup – January 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. Arkansas A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Logan County on October 18 tested positive for …

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What is wrong with this buck’s leg?

On December 30, NDA member Jay Thompson got a chance to pull memory cards from his trail-cameras in South Carolina, and the photo you see above stood out for obvious reasons. Taken a month earlier on November 30, a series of three photos showed a young buck hobbling along with a seriously maimed or deformed …

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The 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade

I had the pleasure of giving one of the educational seminars at NDA’s Whitetail Weekend this spring, right before all heck broke loose with COVID-19. My talk led day one and was entitled the 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade. I poured my heart into it, diving deep into the deer research …

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Meet the 7 Glands of the Whitetail — and a Bonus Organ!

Many deer hunters are familiar with a deer’s tarsal glands and the role it plays in communication during the rut. However, that’s not the only gland whitetails use to communicate with one another. The infographic below takes a look at the seven glands of a white-tailed deer, and one lesser-known organ, and the function of …

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If You Pass a Mature Buck, Will He Grow Bigger Antlers?

You’ve got a 5½-year-old buck standing broadside in your sights, and he’s yours to take home with you if you want him. He’s heavy-bodied, fully mature and carries a large rack of antlers. But as you prepare to pull the trigger, a question enters your mind: Will he grow larger antlers next year? Perhaps your …

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