Contact: U.P.: John Pepin, 906-226-1352 or Craig Albright, 906-789-8206; Statewide: Chad Stewart, 517-284-4745 Agency: Natural Resources Oct. 18, 2018 A 4-year-old doe killed on a deer damage shooting permit in Dickinson County’s Waucedah Township has tested positive for chronic wasting…Read More
Importation of whole carcasses from any member of the family Cervidae (e.g., deer, elk, moose, or reindeer/caribou) from any state, Canadian province, or foreign country outside of North Carolina is prohibited. Anyone transporting cervid carcass parts into North Carolina must…Read More
Animal health Québec, September 14, 2018 - On September 10, a case of chronic debilitating disease (CWD) of cervids was confirmed in the Laurentides region. This is the first case in Quebec. The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ)…Read More
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Fish and Wildlife Health Committee voted unanimously to adopt the “AFWA Best Management Practices for Prevention, Surveillance, and Management of Chronic Wasting Disease” at our meeting last week in Tampa, Florida. In addition,…Read More
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WI DNR Board approves stricter fence regulations
Governor Walker signed the rules into effect September 7, 2018.
The full document can be found here: https://dnr.wi.gov/About/NRB/2018/Aug/2018-08-2B3%20Modified.pdf Read More
MDC offers free voluntary CWD testing statewide all season News from the region: Statewide Joe Jerek, Sep 06, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants deer hunters to know that it is offering free chronic-wasting-disease (CWD)…Read More
8/28/2018 1:01:26 PM Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a bull elk harvested by a hunter tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Elk Hunt Area 66. The elk was killed northeast of Meeteetse and this is…Read More
8/20/2018 8:41:51 AM From MDWFP JACKSON – The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, adopted regulations for the revised Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone for the 2018-2019 hunting season during the August 16, 2018 meeting held at J.P. Coleman…Read More
Effective August 1st, 2018 if you hunt outside Ohio, you must bone out the meat before returning to the state with an elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, caribou, or moose. Only the following parts may be brought into Ohio: Meat…Read More
Aug. 9, 2018 At today’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, the commission approved a series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease. The action came after months of commission members…Read More
1 MI - Deer tests positive for CWD in Dickinson County
2 NC - 2018–2019 RULES FOR IMPORTATION OF DEER CARCASSES AND CARCASS PARTS
3 Quebec - First case of chronic debilitating disease (CWD) of cervids in Quebec
4 AFWA adopts CWD management best practices document
5 WI - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board approves New Deer Farm Fencing Regulations
6 MO - MDC offers free voluntary CWD testing statewide all season
7 WY - CWD found in new elk hunt area near Meeteetse
8 MS - CWD Regulations Adopted for 2018-2019 Hunting Season
9 OH - Effective August 1, 2018 New Deer Restrictions
10 MI - Natural Resources Commission approves deer regulations related to chronic wasting disease
What is CWD?
Welcome to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance's Website.
The mission of the CWD Alliance is to promote responsible and accurate communications regarding CWD, and to support strategies that effectively control CWD to minimize its impact on wild, free-ranging cervids including deer, elk, and moose.
The CWD Alliance and its partner organizations are committed to providing timely, scientifically accurate information regarding chronic wasting disease, its impacts on wildlife and humans, and recommendations for its control.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible neurological disease of deer and elk that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. It is characterized by loss of body condition, behavioral abnormalities and death. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep.