If testing becomes available then I would definitely take advantage of it.
I would think it would be hard to get it from deer parts, I know they say that but deer I don't think would go near such parts, it would take time for it to get into plants and then have the deer eat the plants and get it. I would rather believe it came from another infected deer. If they found one you can bet it wasn't the only one in the state. Or if they know what they are talking about it could have come from some hunters mock scrape from a year or many years ago, since they claim it lasts for years ! More food for thought, maybe a hunter caused it. And what about the thousands of mock scrapes others have made over the years that may possibly put prions into the ground for eternity ??? Or what about that positive deer having been depositing urine around to different scrapes that perhaps hundreds of other deer may visit?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.
Well, just slap me upside the head. I guess I need to get out more often. Ha!
Every State has mis-managed this from the beginning and the Wildlife resources suffered. Many states knew the transporting of Farm Raised cervids from farm to farm and across state lines were spreading the disease faster and it continued to happen. Department of Agriculture continued to allow these operations to exist. It's just a big mess and it's going to be a very expensive mess. It also will affect the wild population in a negative manner as well as those that hunt for meat, since testing will become part of the process.Well, just slap me upside the head. I guess I need to get out more often. Ha!
This disease was discovered over fifty years ago. This thread itself is six years old! (It's still informative, and a credit to deehntr56.) Yet still today neither Ohio's Ag. nor DNR (The public really doesn't know which or who within them is in charge!) have a "handle" on this disease. I must say that the ROI on my nickel in this billion-dollar endeavor called free-roaming deer hunting doesn't leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling that I've invested wisely in the current administration.
Boy, that would be fun....for a short time.... if you believe cwd has been mis-managed so far, what would you have done differently if in charge? I'm not meaning just in Ohio but in all states. Interested to hear your perspectives.
1st you address the source that is spreading the disease. Transporting state to state across the country penned raised cervids that carry the disease from Game Farm to Game Farm is one reason why the disease is spreading so fast. Animals with CWD cannot be tested until the animal has died. You have no idea what you are transporting from one game farm to another. We have no idea how many have escaped into the wild. The fantasy that many hunters have of antlers have created this problem along with others wanting to profit from it. Game farms IMO is one of the major reasons the disease is spreading quickly. There is enough money there that until that is addressed by the dept. of agriculture in each state or federal level, it will continue to happen due to the money involved.I must admit I am somewhat naive to how states have managed cwd in the past. It has never affected me directly so I have little need to stay updated. But that does bring a question up for those who claim to be more informed; if you believe cwd has been mis-managed so far, what would you have done differently if in charge? I'm not meaning just in Ohio but in all states. Interested to hear your perspectives.