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CWD Effects On Hunters

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Chronic Wasting Disease has been discovered in over 23 states. This incurable, fatal deer disease not only affects other deer herd members but also has devastating consequences on deer farms that may have infected deer on-site. 

If deer farmers have infected deer, they must segregate the deer by required deer fencing and test them for Chronic Wasting Disease. For deer hunters that hunt at least 10 miles away from an "infected deer farm," they will need to test the deer prior to bringing home the deer meat. Hunters will also not be able to cover-up scents with deer urine. 

Chronic Wasting Disease may have a damaging impact on the local economy of states that sell deer meat and rely on hunters to control the deer population.