CWD Hot Zone Letter For "Culling" to Landowners

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

  1. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    Missouri does not have have a good handle on where CWD currently exists in the state. Then, when found, do they really have confidence in how it got to where they found it. At least initially, they have a confidence it came from Heartland, right or wrong, they have a starting point. We now have instances of it 100s miles away, with no confirmed path of destruction between. Nothing to go on, so any assumption/theory is based on insufficient supporting logic.
     
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  2. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Moberly, MO
    Missouri has a lot better handle on where CWD exists than most other states...
     

  3. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    we only know where we found it
     
  4. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Moberly, MO
    Other states are not even testing for it
     
  5. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    great, how does that help us? That does not tell us if we will find it 15 miles away from where we are looking currently.
     
  6. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Moberly, MO
    Don't get your panties in a wad, Nancy. I'm just sayn.
     
  7. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    There is no federally approved test...:)
     
  8. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Senior Hunter

    This is true, just because they aren't testing in Saline or Howard or even Atchison county doesn't mean cwd isn't there. If tested Linn county 15 years ago I wouldn't doubt if there would be a positive.
     
  9. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    True, just one that is perfectly acceptable to introduce a new species to Missouri from another state that also is capable of carrying CWD... A non native subspecies mind you.... that is considered livestock by our laws....:banging::banging:
     
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  10. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Ill save henry some time...

    "They are testing there at a level that is supposed to catch it at 1% prevelance..."

    Of course Arkansas program was supposed to catch it at that level as well, so......
     
  11. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Senior Hunter

    That might be. How are they testing? voluntary? I was referring to the cwd zone mandatory testing weekend.
     
  12. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    From what I understand they are doing random checks at processors... Of course thats mostly does and young bucks, the least likely to test positive (not necessarily to have the disease)
     
  13. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    They have had a testing protocol in place since 2002... with no positives I might add.
    This heartland nonesense and the ensuing CWD testing as a result was incremental from what I read.
     
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    In the beginning of testing in Missouri they tested the state in 4 sections over 4 years. They tested at a rate that would detect cwd at 1% in that portion of the state.they tested as many or more deer in those portions of the state in one year as Arkansas had in the history of their program when cwd was detected. They did it by getting samples at processors , taxidermists and road kill ect.

    Don't let anyone convince you our testing protocols are like arkansas. Arkansas only tested about 2400 deer this year knowing they have it. Missouri tested about the same number outside our cwd management counties as Arkansas did in the whole state. Then are testing 20,000 in the management counties.
     
  15. wiser1

    wiser1 Trash Picker

    Apr 15, 2013
    Jefferson county
    Its back up ,,,Computer glitch supposedly
     
  16. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    We arent talking aboyt current testing, we are talking about testing before it was found in MO.

    MO is 32% bigger than AR as well.
     
  17. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Senior Hunter

    OH I ain't convinced of anything regarding CWD.
     
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  18. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    yes, MDC knows it exist in their deer herd!
     
  19. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    YOU ARE HAVING A SEVERE D.S.ATTACK. closing the door on the corral and working the deer is not putting them in contact any more then they already were. A PROPERLY DESIGN CORRAL COULD SEGREGATE INDIVIDUAL GROUPS IN A SMALLER PEN. allowing the catching of a lot of deer. The test will be almost instantaneous.
    We are entering a new day where we have the scientific tools to slay the dragon of cwd. THE SIX YEAR PERIOD OF PRUDENCY AND BEING FROZEN LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS IS OVER.WE NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO ENGAGE THE DRAGON , TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS BAT FOOD. With science we will get real answers.The false messiah of PRIONS will be found to be what it is.We are coming out of a giant black hole.
     
  20. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    Yes and if people continue to use participating taxidermist in the cwd watch counties we will continue to get surprises.It appears Illinois is not looking down state.