CWD Hot Zone Letter For "Culling" to Landowners

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by deep woods goat hunter, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.

    And this is how it reads....

    Dear Macon or Linn County Landowner:
    You are receiving this letter as a landowner within 1-2 miles of locations where CWD was recently detected in two white-tailed deer in Linn County. Chronic wasting disease is a deadly disease that threatens our states deer population, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is working closely with hunters and landowners to monitor the desease and slow its spread.
    The recent CWD detections were adjacvent to the designated "Macon-Linn CWD Core Area" previously an approximate 41 square-mile area where 25 white-tailed deer with CWD have been detected since 2012. The CWD Core Area is being expanded to include the locations where where the recent Linn County detections occurred and a 1 square-mile buffer. We believe that CWD is established within this area and, as a result, are focusing efforts to slow the spread and keep prevalence of the disease as low as possible. To accomplish this, MDC will again engage in post-hunting season targeted culling; by removing CWD positive deer faster than they can infect other deer, we may be able to slow the spread of the disease. Your help is needed because the disease has been found near your property. From January 16 to March 15, 2018, MDC staff will work with voluntarily participating landowners on the Macon-Linn CWD Core Area to obtain samples for CWD testing by authorizing landowners or by providing MDC-staffed shooting teams to harvest additional deer. In the next week or two, MDC staff will contact select ladowners to provide more details and discuss your voluntary participation in this effort. If you have questions, I can be reached at 660-785-2420 of via email at Robert.Garver@mdc.mo.gov.
    Deer with CWD can show signs such as extreme weight loss, muscle tremors, and excessive salivation. However, it can take more tha 18 months for symptopms to appear. Once established in a local deer population, CWD cases will slowly increase, causing reduced survival rates and long-term population declines. Though CWD is not known to infect humans, the Center for Disease Contriol and Prevention recommends that hunters in areas known to have CWD test their deer before consumption and avoid consuming deer that look sick of test positive for the disease.
    The Department greatly appreciates your assistance in the ongoing efforts to monitor the health of Missouri's free-ranging deer herd. For additional information on CWD in Missouri, please visit the Department's website at
    https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/wildlife-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease-cwd/cwd-Missouri.

    Sincerely,

    Rob Garver
     
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  2. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    thanks for posting it, without editorial.....
     
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  3. DonJuan

    DonJuan Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    S.E. Mo.
    OVERRATED!
     
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  4. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    What it doesn't say is they will also remove healthy deer. The letter spefically says CWD positive deer. For the uninformed this looks to be palatable because these are sick deer. The healthy will be exterminated at over 90% when compared to sick deer.
     
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  5. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.

    you got it!!!!
     
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  6. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.

    If there was only a way to identify CWD positive deer before blowing them away with rifles, under spotlights, over corn piles...
     
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  7. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    just say no. This plan was only a plan to buy time . while a real plan could be put into place. 5 years and this is all they have.There are some here that think you should destroy the achievements of a life time because they hope that your pain will be there gain. But the sad fact is that the sponges of annihilation increase the spread of cwd into new areas not retard the spread.
     
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  8. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    It also says they are going to obtain samples for CWD testing, as in a person with half a brain could surmise that there could be some positive and some negative samples collected.
    It also says that landowner participation is voluntary. They arent forcing themselves onto your land to kill all of "your" deer. You want to help, you can. You want to turn a blind eye to the problem, have at it.
     
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  9. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    I too wish they would not have written that statement. They really should be up front about the goal, to reduce deer density locally and or increase/supplement CWD sampling, depending on the situation.
     
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  10. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Just how early in the morning do you start drinking?
     
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  11. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    DR. BASTIAN has already developed a live test that tells whether the bacterium causing cwd is present. He expects a test to be available for hunters to field test there kills within 2 years.Bastian has made available his findings, the how to. So that agency,s can get started tracing the web of players in the deadly game. AFTER ALL THE WASTED TIME OF THE DOGS CHASING THERE TAIL WITH EVERYTHING PRION, BASTIAN HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR PROGRESS TO BE MADE AT LAST.
    But just as well over ninety percent of the researchers have endorsed everything prion and bastardized scientific theory by trying to make findings fit there theory. While well over ninety percent of the researchers have been good with simple things we have to know not being answered by everything prion we now have the trigger that unleashes the dragon of cwd. There is now hope.
    What is seen in the ivory halls of science / bat science is also playing out across our state as those who have not yet had to deal with the dragon being ok with others destroying what it took a lifetime to get.In the delusion that others doing that will buy them time.WE NEED A REAL PLAN,WE NEED A REAL PLAN, CEASE AND DESIST WITH THE SCHEMES WE NEED REAL SCIENCE AS PROMISED.
     
  12. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    "May be able to..."
     
  13. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

     
  14. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I would guess many that are being approached don't have a clue what is going on. The letter doesn't seem to present the whole story and leaves out the real fact that many more healthy deer possibly all could be healthy will be killed. Why not just do more hunter provided tests. This letter is like a poll written to get the response they want.
     
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  15. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    It reminds me of using 2 different hunter numbers for archery to get 2 different results of hunter increases.... LMAO... not trying to take the convo that direction, but its another example of very carefully chosen words to disguise what really happening.
     
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  16. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    I think this letter is going to people in a smaller area than the "increased sampling" areas. Not for the sole purpose of increased sampling, but for the purpose of reducing deer density in the area.

    Culling area vs. increased sampling area.

    am I wrong on the distinction?
     
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  17. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Tell them no, and hopefully you've got something on your property more appealing than the MDC corn piles on the neighboring farm.

    I know what I'd be doing.
     
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  18. daniel chrisman

    daniel chrisman New Member

    19
    Nov 6, 2017
    i guess thats one way to reduce the herd even more
     
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  19. Maddog3355

    Maddog3355 Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2014
    Maries County
    Out of hundreds of deer shot they have not one confirmed positive yet so their culling efforts haven't done any good so far.
     
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  20. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    If you google cwd in Illinois. They have a lot of information on there sight, Study what they are doing ,the culling is not working because the spread into new area is not stopped . In A LOT OF THE AREAS ILLINOIS HAS BEEN DOING ADDITIONAL CULLING IN THE DEER POPULATION was real low to begin with and still they can not slow down the spread. They admit that what i saw on the charts is what they are getting. Where it has spread into the places with the habitat for good densities they are really having trouble.I would also bet that down state they are not testing enough to find it.
    When the infield test becomes available to know immediately whether the deer is fit to eat i will use that test because all deer should be known to be fit to eat.I have not been thru North Salem for at least 40 years but i plan to tour the area soon.