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April 5, 2018
CWD

CWD Checkpoints Expand for TX Hunters

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved expansion of the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone following the discovery of the disease earlier this year in a roadkill white-tailed deer. The Containment Zone […]
February 19, 2018
CWD

Chronic Wasting Disease Proven to Travel from Deer to Primates

A recent study by Canadian scientists shows macaque monkeys contracted chronic wasting disease (CWD) after eating meat from CWD-positive deer. According to jsonline the findings are the first known transmissions of the prion disease to a primate […]
February 2, 2017

First Case of CWD Detected in Free-Ranging Texas Whitetail

State taking steps and following plan to deploy early detection and containment strategy Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter harvested 1 1/2 –year-old white-tailed buck submitted for sampling within Surveillance Zone 3 in […]
October 21, 2016
CWD

What Texas Hunters Need to Know About New CWD Rules

Deer Carcass Movement Restrictions, Disease Testing Take Effect This Season AUSTIN – Deer hunters in certain areas of Texas and those who hunt in other states where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected should familiarize […]
August 30, 2016

TPW Commission Adopts New CWD Zones, Deer Movement Rules

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today approved new rules establishing chronic wasting disease (CWD) zones and restricting live deer movement authorized under permits to or from properties within those areas. In addition, the commission adopted […]
February 22, 2016

New CWD case found at TX deer release site

A 3 1/2-year-old captive raised white-tailed buck harvested in early January by a hunter from a release site on a ranch in Medina and Uvalde counties has been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The […]