We’ve all heard wildlife experts warn us about how horrible a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) contagion would be for our nation’s population of deer, elk and other cervids. As sportsmen and conservationists, we naturally want to help. The thought of an untreatable disease wiping out our whitetail deer and elk herds is very scary.

But what should really scare us is when wildlife professionals resort to scare tactics, heated rhetoric, and lies to close down wildlife commerce
and shut off new hunting opportunities. After years of research, the facts on CWD tell a whole different story.

Deer Hunters: Stop the CWD Hysteria - Please

Can someone tell me why this "recent" hysteria over chronic wasting disease has been circling over us like a perpetual storm cloud? Enough already. These fears are ridiculous. Read one of the many repurposed news briefs out there and you'd think that we're all going to fall over and die if we get our hands on a CWD-infected deer. We're not. And I'm not the only one who believes that.

CWD Discovered On Three Lakes Deer Preserve

State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw reported this week a white-tailed deer on an Oneida County hunting preserve has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to the state.

Texas Agencies Name Speakers for CWD Symposium

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission have announced the speakers for the upcoming CWD Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 12, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Fourth Michigan Deer Tests Positive for CWD

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Nov. 13 said a 1 1/2 year old buck suspected of carrying chronic wasting disease was killed in DeWitt Township. Now, tests confirm the suspicion.

Schafer: Much Ado About CWD

Over the years, we’ve all seen the headlines and heard the rhetoric that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will wipeout entire statewide populations of whitetail deer. We’ve seen wildlife professionals resort to scare tactics and innuendo to close down wildlife commerce, introduce oppressive legislation, and shut off new hunting opportunities.