Texas Fish & Game

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November 8, 2022

TPWD Establishes New CWD Surveillance Zones

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has directed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director Carter Smith to establish by emergency rule two new chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance zones located primarily in Gillespie and Limestone […]
October 27, 2022

CWD And Deer Urine Bans-The Facts

As state agencies target bans on commercial urine and attractants, the Drop Tine Podcast engages in conversation with one of the nations leading biochemists, Dr. Davin Henderson, on the fact that the real science lacks a […]
September 6, 2022

CWD Discovered At Gillespie County Facility

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in a deer breeding facility in Gillespie County. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are collaboratively working to determine the source and […]
March 1, 2022

Louisiana Issues Emergency CWD Orders

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, has confirmed that Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a sample from an adult buck harvested recently on private land in northeast Tensas Parish, the Louisiana Department of […]
January 27, 2022

Omnicron Found In Whitetails

A Penn State University has discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus in whitetail deer according to a report in Time magazine. According to a new study (which has not yet been peer-reviewed) published on bioRxiv, […]
December 29, 2021

Exotic Deer Found In Texas Could Be CWD Resistant

China’s Père David’s deer was nearly gone in the late 1800s. Just 18 deer – the very last of their kind – were brought into captivity after the rest had been hunted to extinction. When 11 […]
December 15, 2021

House Passes CWD-Focused Bill

In a 393-33 vote this evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Research Act, which would expand the federal government’s role in the fight to control a fatal wildlife disease […]
October 8, 2021

USDA Provides Funding To Fight Deer-Killing Disease

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is providing $5.7 million to 20 States and 8 Tribes or Tribal organizations to further develop and implement Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management and […]
October 5, 2021

State Reminds Hunters To Be CWD Aware

With the opening of deer season on the horizon, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists are asking that hunters and landowners throughout the state be mindful of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) as new cases of […]
September 9, 2021

Texas To Hold Special CWD Meeting

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission will hold a special meeting on proposed rules related to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  Earlier this year, the discovery of CWD in six  deer breeding facilities necessitated the […]