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October 9, 2019
CWD

A Proper Way To Dispose Of Deer Carcasses?

USTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters throughout the state to engage in proper disposal of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. This is particularly […]
May 1, 2019

Texas Might Expand CWD Zone

Texas remains vigilant in monitoring and testing for chronic wasting disease, with no reported spread beyond existing containment zones over the last 12 months. However, the discovery of CWD in a free-ranging whitetail near the perimeter […]
January 31, 2019

QDMA Says We Can All Fight CWD

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in whitetails is a complex issue surrounded by confusion, but QDMA has a simple message for deer hunters: We can all take steps right now to fight this threat to the future […]
January 24, 2019

CWD – State On Lookout For Infected Deer

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three white-tailed deer in Medina, Dallam, and Hartley Counties, and in three mule deer in Hudspeth, Hartley, and El Paso Counties. TPWD […]
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 […]
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