I was wondering when I first gave it a read that’s why I asked
With all the misinformation on the internet, I would not want to contribute to it!I was wondering when I first gave it a read that's why I asked
Mine as well! All my friends have called me Freebird since I was about 15 lol. used to be a big fan of southern rock and jam bands when I made my account a decade ago, played in a few bands back then too. Im a bit older now and have 2 young ones so much of its fallen to the wayside, but Im getting active on this forum and having young sons has really kickstarted me getting outdoors again! So who knows, maybe music will come back around tooThanks Blackcat- we need to get a handle on this disease, just for the reason we are the ones responsible for spreading it. At some point, someone has to take ownership and make it a priority.
Thanks Freebird-had my hands full the last couple of years with my elderly parents, and haven't been on here often, but tried to post priority information on limited time.
By the way, Freebird has been my favorite song since my college days, especially a couple of the live versions.
Condolences for your parents 56. What great memories tho. They will last your lifetime. And the old tapes......priceless.Music has been with me since my high school years. The love of the outdoors also came into my life at that time. We moved out to the country and it was a game changer for me. Imo- The best rock and roll era was in the late 60's to mid 80's and I was part of it. Still have all my albums and most of my tapes from that time. Even have my stereo system from back then and spin a few albums now and then, just to reflect back to those good times. My Mom passed away in December and my dad passed away a few weeks back. Miss them a lot. We found an old tape recording from 1952 with my dad playing the accordion and my mom and their friends singing------just incredible how they all sounded and so happy.
He played it up until last fall and friends and relatives would huddle around him as he played and sing along with him. It was an extension of their life and the smile on their face and everyone enjoying it is still ingrained in my mind.
Use to hang out at a friends place where his band practiced and we all became good friends during that time. The outside parties that went on with a live band has many good memories and some interesting ones too-lol.
"Freebird" had a impact in my life as I was starting to spread my wings, so to speak, and that song stuck with me from that point on. The plane crash killing Van Zant, Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines was unfortunate and It's a shame such talented musicians died so young.
Enjoy the forum and have a good hunting season.
Thanks bankfish-Condolences for your parents 56. What great memories tho. They will last your lifetime. And the old tapes......priceless.
It will be interesting to see what Ohio hunters want to do now and in the future as the wildlife commission will surely want to have the deer numbers lowered by whatever means as they do in PA and other places without really knowing what the final outcome will be. all they are hoping is to slow the spread of CWD, but it comes at the cost of the total deer population. It was easy to say what should be done when it doesn't effect ones hunting or the future populations of deer. This is just something to think about as those in other places effected by CWD has been doing. Yes we can shoot more deer or have them killed by sharpshooters or let CWD take its course, but the end result is what I and most hunters are concerned about is the future population of deer and the ability to continue having a hunting season as we now know it for us and future generations to come. You will see in the future where you will have to decide if you want infected deer and still be able to hunt, or have a population so low of deer that they should be protected ! That will be the question in the future, you may not believe it but you can look at PA where the state or public lands in many areas have few deer now, I saw one deer all season on state owned land and it was a 4 point Y buck illegal for me to harvest, yet on private lands on the most part remain lots of deer, and they are not dying off like some would have you believe. True some may have CWD, that is why I have said in the past that more research should be carried out to determine if eating the meat of infected deer is safe for humans, if not hunting as we have known it will surely end. I for one would never eat the meat of a deer that had CWD, others say they will but until it gets a clean bill I would never eat it. If CWD comes to my area I would only hunt large antlered deer and either give the meat to the brave or let the coyotes eat it ! They still know little more after years of this being around then they did when it first started. But the heard has grown in many areas that have CWD so the CWD don't appear to be going to exterminate the heard, I believe that only man can do that. This is just food for thought and I as all hope this can be stopped instead of left take its course, but what if?The time has come for Ohio-Buckle up for the ride folks.
Look for an aggressive deer reduction program in this area and potentially adjoining areas.
What's Ironic is that it was confirmed on December 10th-my Birthday.
"The positive test came from a white-tailed deer in Wyandot County northwest of Columbus.
The deer was shot by a hunter on private property, ODNR says. Tissue samples submitted by a taxidermist returned the positive result Dec. 10."
Chronic Wasting Disease detected in wild deer in Wyandot County
Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in Ohio's wild deer herd for first time. (Source: WWNY)
By Stephanie Czekalinski | December 14, 2020 at 7:39 PM EST - Updated December 14 at 7:39 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A deer taken on private property in Wyandot County had Chronic Wasting Disease, according to a press release from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources.
This is the first time the fatal neurological disease has been detected in Ohio's wild herd.
The Division of Wildlife will increase surveillance within the 10-mile radius of where the deer that tested positive was taken, according to the release.
Hunters who harvest deer in Wyandot County during the remaining deer season will be contacted to obtain disease samples.
The disease has been detected in 26 states and four Canadian provinces, according to the release.
Although, according to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no evidence that CWD is transmissible to humans, hunters should take precautions when handling and processing harvested deer.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory will test deer harvested in the state for a small fee.
They can try anything they want, but it will still spread they may slow it but so far the sharpshooters have not helped anything but ruined peoples hunting by killing deer that were no threat to the spreading of CWD, the one winter they killed like 124 deer and NONE had CWD, they kill more then the disease does. But lets face it they want trees to regenerate not deer ! The late great deer hunting state, " PA " Like I said, a lot of worry would be gone if they could confirm that it couldn't be transmitted to humans, or if cooking the meat at a certain temperature or way would kill the threat of contracting the disease. Until then I will not hunt in an area known to have CWD or even close to it. And once it covers the state I will only hunt for antlers unless it is confirmed safe to eat the meat of infected animals by then. I don't see pics of dead deer from CWD like I do of dead deer from EHD. Just more food for thought.This will turn into a multi million dollar expense for the Division. Hunters can expect more dramatic culling programs and yearly testing. The "good old days" of hunting and not worrying about disease transmission is history. When the 1st case showed up in a "Deer Farm" the clock started to run for Ohio on when.
With Pa and Michigan as neighbors and CWD in those states it was a matter of time since we were already exposed inside of the state and on our boundaries of other states that had the disease. It's here now- Buckle up. Every deer I kill will be tested. I will also harvest less deer.
Maybe I'll just hunt pheasants and rabbits more and try new avenues going forward and hunt less deer. This way I will avoid the issue.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 15, 2020
For Information Contact:
WOLF ADMINISTRATION REPORT DETAILS COORDINATED EFFORT TO COMBAT CWD
The Wolf Administration today released a report detailing coordinated efforts of state and federal agencies and Pennsylvania research institutions to combat Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, a contagious, fatal disease that threatens deer.
The report outlines the status of the disease in Pennsylvania, as well as the work in progress to offer testing and other services to hunters, help deer farmers maintain their livelihoods, and diminish disease spread and environmental impact.
"CWD threatens one of Pennsylvania's prized natural resources," Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. "This administration has taken aggressive steps to contain the disease through a scientific, fact-based approach. We are using new genetic testing tools to help predict which deer will contract the disease, funding research to help better understand and trace the disease and working together strategically to control its spread."
CWD is a highly contagious disease that develops very slowly in the lymph nodes, spinal tissue and brains of deer and similar animals like reindeer and elk. It does not affect other livestock. There is no evidence that it can be spread to humans.
"The Department of Health is committed to a healthy Pennsylvania," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "There is a lot we still need to learn about the impact CWD has on human health. That is why it is essential that each individual remains vigilant to reduce the risk of human exposure to CWD."
"As a member of the CWD Task Force, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is committed to working with other agencies and stakeholders to combat the spread of CWD through public education and outreach, effective deer management strategies, increased testing and other public policy initiatives based on sound science," said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. "Although there is still work to be done, DCNR applauds the administration's leadership and efforts of the collective agencies to prevent the further spread of this disease."
"Managing Chronic Wasting Disease is one of the greatest wildlife challenges we face," said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. "It requires that we marry the best science with hunter cooperation over the long term. The good news is that wildlife managers and hunters partnered to save deer and deer hunting once before, more than a century ago. Our ability to succeed again now is dependent on the support of our hunters and private landowners to help us combat this disease.
The report offers advice hunters and others can follow to minimize risks and links to key disease-prevention resources.
· Participate in testing. Free testing is available for any deer harvested in a Disease Management Area, or DMA. If you harvest a deer, deposit the head, with your completed harvest tag affixed to the deer's ear, in a head collection container.
· If you are hunting within a DMA, before you leave the DMA, deposit high-risk parts from your deer in a high-risk parts disposal dumpster. High-risk parts include the head, lymph nodes, spleen, and spinal column. You may also dispose of any other unused deer parts in these dumpsters.
· Do not shoot, handle or consume an animal that appears sick; report the animal to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
· Submit harvest tags and samples while hunting in CWD DMAP areas.
· Wear gloves when handling any cervid carcass and follow proper guidelines for processing venison.
· Have dedicated knives and utensils for processing game meats.
· Refrain from consuming high-risk tissues and organs (brain, heart, etc.)
· Avoid use of natural urine-based lures.
· If unable to deposit in DMA disposal dumpster, double bag high-risk parts and dispose of in an approved landfill.
The report was compiled by Pennsylvania's Chronic Wasting Disease Taskforce, formed in 2003 to develop a strategic response to the disease first detected in the U.S. in 1967, and in the Pennsylvania in 2012. The task force includes the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection and Health, and the Game Commission, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Find the complete report and more information about efforts to combat CWD in Pennsylvania at agriculture.pa.gov/CWD.
Shannon Powers - Agriculture,[email protected], 717.603.2056
Nate Wardle - Health, [email protected]
Terry Brady - DCNR, [email protected], 717.877.6315
Bob Frye - Game Commission,[email protected], 814.706.5071
Years back pretty much the only movement of CWD positive deer between states was due to deer farms. Now that CWD is found in so many states in the wild, it definitely could have been an out of state hunter unknowingly bringing in a CWD infected carcass and discarding infected deer parts.I'm more curious in how it got there. Illegal dumping of deer from a CWD state? A high fence herd in the area?
It's not ruled out that it can not be transmitted to Humans- On page 48 of this thread I posted this below on laboratory testing: There is a lot of information in this thread that covers lots of the topics on this disease. I am not going to roll the dice and eat any deer basically in most of the states I hunt anymore without it being tested.I'm kind of the opposite. I'm not worried about the meat since it is a neurological disease. I have zero intention of eating the sweet breads, brains, or anything like that anyway.
It's possible- but my understanding is there was some monitoring in that area of Ohio due to Southern Michigan having positive cases of CWD the last few years. Jackson county for example is just west of Detroit was under CWD Protocol. Some deer or prions associated with those deer may have crossed the border, so to speak.Years back pretty much the only movement of CWD positive deer between states was due to deer farms. Now that CWD is found in so many states in the wild, it definitely could have been an out of state hunter unknowingly bringing in a CWD infected carcass and discarding infected deer parts.