CWD study will track deer movement

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by rat, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    But not HOW it moved.... or why
     
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  2. Sully

    Sully Bait Plotter Extraordinar

    Aug 28, 2007
    Truman lake , MO
    Whatever they do I hope someone figures this CWD thing out
     
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  3. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    From everything I have ever read, they are not any closer to figuring it out now, then they were when it was first discovered.... I don't hold out much hope, but they need to still keep on trying. I would hope they are not tagging known infected deer, and tracking them...... Even if they did that, not sure how much they'd glean from it.

    I assume they are just tracking healthy deer, just to see how for they move about etc. But, I guess I thought we already had a pretty good idea on stuff like that.

    CWD is bad juju, and will spell the end of deer hunting as we have known it, unless they figure something out to help stop it, prevent it. :wave1:
     
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  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Exactly. I read it and didn't see a word about tracking sick deer. Lol
     
  5. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    I agree cwd sucks, but they still have mule deer in the northwest some 50 years later! I have a feeling the deer will survive!
     
  6. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    They have been tracking deer for as long as tracking devises have been available. I killed a radioed collared buck in the 80's. He had traveled 75 miles in 2 years.
     
  7. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    And deer in the west have far lower reproductive rates than midwestern deer.

    No doubt CWD is bad, but its here and youre not gonna stop it and it appears thay efforts to stop it are spreading it farther faster than efforts to not, albeit at lower prevelance.
     
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  8. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Well, that depends on what kinda shot these MDC snipers are!
     
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  9. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    I didn't read anywhere where they said they wouldn't ........
     
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  10. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Guys want to say what the MDC is doing is wrong but dont offer any feasible alternatives other than do nothing at all... there are still mule deer etc (positive ones that the CDC recommends not eating)
    where there is an opportunity to study and collect data, scientists will do so.
    where there is an opportunity to criticize and demean, pessimists will do so.
     
  11. Sully

    Sully Bait Plotter Extraordinar

    Aug 28, 2007
    Truman lake , MO
    I liked this post ^^^ just because you wrote juju !
     
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  12. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    WHEN PRIONS ARE SEEN FOR WHAT THEY ARE . Which is a effect of cwd a reliable test looking for the thing that triggers cwd will be used. Rat the time is soon that all the tools needed to track the biological system that is responsible for cwd will be available to conservation departments.
    Missouri is doing a similar study in northern Missouri and southern Missouri looking for differences in the ,movement of deer in the different habitats. Supposed to be getting some gene work done to.
    We are coming to a time when the tools available to understand how cwd is spread are available so we can get to the much needed solutions. We will be able to know the rolls of carcasses , nose to nose contact and all the other prudences . We will know the difference between fact and fiction. It will be a great time if we can get our knights in shinny Armour to help slay the dragon.
     
  13. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    The pessimist is you.Failure to engage ain,t no option. There are options.We were supposed to be rolling out a solution based approach 6 years ago.
     
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  14. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    NO
    The pessimists are the ones that say ANY action takens is futile so just give up and let nature take its course. Thats not me, I am a fan of applying the scientific method.
    Why dont you list all of the "options". 'instantly regretting having asked you this'
     
  15. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    What is scientific about killing healthy deer?
     
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  16. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    Do the studies, great stuff, can't hurt! When did the Wisconsin CWD come on the map? What did the MDC do then to start being proactive at that point, what about 10 years after the WI cwd??? Kill them before they die plan, well, it's a plan!
     
  17. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Here is an idea. Test all deer. But what good does that do if you don't have a step after that. Are they testing scavengers to make sure they aren't spreading cwd. I would think they should have great success with all the cwd positive deer dropping like flies.
     
  18. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Mule deer in the west aren't whitetails in the midwest or the east.
     
  19. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Doing nothing is a plan too, and makes as much sense as depleting the herd by killing healthy deer. I'm all for a plan that defeats or controls the disease but just doing something that results in nothing but killing more deer than the disease is ridiculous.
     
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  20. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    So you think we can control nature? When are we ever fought nature and won?
     
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