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3212 03-08-2013 08:51 PM

This is what I was afraid of.Last fall CWD was found on Pennsylvania deer farms.Now it has been found in wild deer in PA.

gfdeputy2 03-09-2013 06:55 AM

Yeah I saw that a couple months ago Hope they can get a handle on it

3212 03-09-2013 07:29 AM

Apparently,the only control is to kill every deer in the infected area.

buckhunter5 03-11-2013 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by 3212 (Post 78329)
Apparently,the only control is to kill every deer in the infected area.

Thats what they did in Wisconsin and that caused a drastic drop in deer numbers. I had a friend who went from seeing 150 deer in a season to 50 in one year! Even in areas that were not even infected.

timberghost 03-11-2013 03:27 PM

How exactly is this CWD started? From deer feeding too close to bait piles with each other?

Hunting Man 03-11-2013 03:45 PM

Where in PA has the outbreak occured?

gfdeputy2 03-11-2013 05:00 PM

HM this is all they mentioned on PA fish & Game website
In October 2012 CWD was detected in two captive deer on a deer farm in Adams County, Pennsylvania. And in March 2013 the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced that three free ranging hunter killed deer had tested positive for CWD from the 2012-13 hunting season

3212 03-11-2013 05:55 PM

Two deer in Blair county and one deer in Bedford county were CWD positive.CWD is spread by nose to nose contact and nose to soil that is infected by urine and feces.This is why deer farming and pens are a bad idea.Also, bait piles concentrate deer and spread the prions.It started in 1967 with captive mule deer in Colorado.

on_the_fly 03-12-2013 07:25 AM

CWD swep up here in western ky about 5 years ago, we are just now starting to regain good deer numbers back from it. The affects still show in the hunting season with the lost of about 9 days still off the firearm season.

Hunting Man 03-12-2013 08:00 AM

The area that I hunt already has seen drastic herd cuts over the last several years even with fewer hunters out. I hope this outbreak doesn't add to more loss. I hunt north central PA.

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