CWD regulations in Wisconsin

Due to the regular amending of regulations in Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin can be seen below:

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Testing Laboratories in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
6101 Mineral Point Rd. Madison WI 53705-4494
608-262-5432 or 800-608-8387
http://www.wvdl.wisc.edu/

Locations Where CWD Was Found

Counties (accurate as of March 2018)

 Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha,  Lafayette, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Vernon

 

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Category Archives: Wisconsin

WI – DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Deer in Portage County

Release Date: November 15, 2018        

Media Contacts:

Leeann Duwe, Public Information Officer, 608-224-5005
Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 

MADISON – Based on test results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tailed deer harvested from a 220-acre Portage County hunt ranch has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The hunt ranch had purchased the three-year-old buck from a Portage County breeding farm. DATCP has quarantined both the breeding farm and the hunt ranch. A quarantine means no animals may move in or out of the farm and further restricts movement of carcasses.

According to the most recent owner registration, the 11-acre breeding farm has 42 whitetail deer, is double-fenced, and is enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program. More information about CWD testing requirements for farms enrolled in this program can be found on the DATCP website. DATCP’s Division of Animal Health will investigate the animal’s history and trace movements of deer onto and off the breeding farm to determine whether other herds may have been exposed to the CWD-positive deer.

The hunt ranch has 156 deer and elk and will have additional testing requirements to better monitor and analyze the spread of the disease.

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein called a prion that affects the animal’s brain. Testing for CWD can only be performed after the deer’s death. For more information about CWD visit DATCP’s website. DATCP regulates deer farms for registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement, and permit requirements. To learn more about deer farm regulations in Wisconsin, visit DATCP’s farm-raised deer program. The Department of Natural Resources also provides resources for CWD and monitors the state’s wild white-tailed deer for CWD.

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Article directly from WI DATCP can be found here DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Deer in Portage County.

WI – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board approves New Deer Farm Fencing Regulations

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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

WI – DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Elk in Sauk County

DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Elk in Sauk County

Contact:   Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov

 

MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that an elk from a breeding farm in Sauk County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the test results and the farm has been quarantined. A quarantine means no animals may move in or out of the farm.

The 5-year-old cow died while giving birth. The fenced farm has 15 elk, according to the owner’s most recent registration. The farm has been licensed since 1997 and is not enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program. More information about CWD testing requirements for farms enrolled and non-enrolled in the program can be found on the DATCP website.

DATCP’s Animal Health Division will investigate the animal’s history to try to determine how it was exposed to CWD.

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. Testing for CWD can only be performed after the animal’s death. For more information about CWD visit DATCP’s website. DATCP regulates deer farms for registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement, and permit requirements. To learn more about deer farm regulations in Wisconsin, visit DATCP’s farm-raised deer program. The Department of Natural Resources also provides resources for CWD and monitors the state’s wild white-tailed deer for CWD.

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Article can be found at DATCP here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDATCP/bulletins/1f9ea1c

WI – DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Deer in Marinette County

Release Date: June 18, 2018

Media Contacts:
Leeann Duwe, Communications Specialist, 608-224-5005
Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Marinette County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the test results and the farm has been quarantined. A quarantine means no animals may move in or out of the farm.

The two-year-old doe was born on the 230-acre farm and died during fawning. The fenced farm has 320 whitetail deer, according to the owner’s most recent registration. The farm had not been enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program since May 2017. Previously, the farm was enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program since 2002. More information about CWD testing requirements for farms enrolled and non-enrolled in the program can be found on the DATCP website.

DATCP’s Animal Health Division will investigate the animal’s history and trace movements of deer onto and off the farm to determine whether other herds may have been exposed to the CWD-positive deer.

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. Testing for CWD can only be performed after the deer’s death. For more information about CWD visit DATCP’s website. DATCP regulates deer farms for registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement, and permit requirements. To learn more about deer farm regulations in Wisconsin, visit DATCP’s farm-raised deer program. The Department of Natural Resources also provides resources for CWD and monitors the state’s wild white-tailed deer for CWD.

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Full article and location can be found here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDATCP/bulletins/1f848d9

DATCP Quarantines Dane County Deer Farm and Richland County Elk Farm due to Positive CWD Results

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Media Contacts:
Leeann Duwe, Communications Specialist, 608-224-5005
Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has quarantined a deer farm in Dane County and an elk farm in Richland County due to chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is a result of the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, IA confirming on May 31 that samples from a 15-year old whitetail doe and a 2-year old elk cow were positive for CWD.

The 10-acre Dane County deer farm has six whitetail deer that have been registered with DATCP since 2003. The farm has been double-fenced since 2009. Since 2010, the farm has had 20 deer sampled for CWD.

Since March, the 20-acre Richland County elk farm has had 11 elk and there have been no elk purchases or sales on the farm in the past five years. Since 2007, the farm has had 25 elk sampled for CWD.

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. Testing for CWD can only be performed after the deer’s death. For more information about CWD visit DATCP’s website. DATCP regulates deer farms for registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement, and permit requirements. To learn more about deer farm regulations in Wisconsin, visit DATCP’s farm-raised deer program. The Department of Natural Resources also provides resources for CWD and monitors the state’s wild white-tailed deer for CWD.

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Article can found here: DATCP website

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