Due to the regular amending of regulations in Quebec, it is recommended that before hunting you check these CWD regulations, as well as those of any other states or provinces in which you will be hunting or traveling through while transporting cervid carcasses. The contact information for Quebec can be seen below:
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Last update : October 31, 2018
Following the discovery of a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a farm-raised deer in the Laurentides region, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) is implementing measures to protect wildlife, calling on hunters to cooperate in the effort.
Although CWD was detected on a farm, steps must be taken to verify if the disease is present in wildlife and limit its spread in cervid populations. To carry out these measures effectively and safely, MFFP must prohibit hunting and trapping on a limited portion of hunting zones 9 west and 10 east from September 21, 2018, to November 18, 2018. Animals harvested within a broader monitoring area will also be routinely tested for CWD.
End of excerpt. Please go to https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/the-wildlife/chronic-wasting-disease-cervids/?lang=en for full details of the story and maps of affected areas.
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) is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) to determine the possible source of contamination and to prevent the spread of the disease. Measures are currently being taken in Quebec to control any risk associated with the MOC. In addition, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) supports the authorities in the approaches related to public health.
MAPAQ has identified this case as part of the Monitoring Program for MDC in slaughterhouses under inspection. The infected animal was sentenced and its meat was not introduced into the food chain. An investigation is underway at the animal’s original farm. It has been quarantined. The MFFP organizes the analysis of wild cervids around the affected farm and will ask the collaboration of the population and hunters to prevent any spread of the disease among wildlife.
MDC is a disease of the nervous system that can affect deer such as white-tailed deer, moose, elk and red deer. It is caused by abnormal proteins called prions. Unlike bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), which is also a prion disease, MDC is not considered a human-transmissible disease. However, as a precaution, it is not recommended to consume or use the tissues of an affected animal.