Have the containment efforts worked? I sure hope so.
Thanks for keeping us up to date even if the report is bad news Flounder. I haven’t heard anything new about chronic wasting disease for some time. I was hoping that it was behind us or at the very least o longer spreading to new areas. New York State has put a ban on baiting and even feeding deer any time of year since chronic wasting disease threatened the deer nationwide. The theory here was that by banning deer feeding, the deer would avoid close proximity nose to nose contact between deer eating the piles of food, and thus prevent the spread of the disease between them. I have not seen any reports of chronic wasting disease inside of New York or the contiguous bordering states or provinces (except possibly on an enclosed deer farm). But the theory of stopping the spread by banning feeding is not a sure thing. I’m sure the disease spreads where deer are not fed else it would no longer exist. The linked article says that teh infected deer in the "new area" was adjacent to an area where the disease is epidemic.
Am I the only one who was thinking that Chronic Wasting Disease was on the decline nationwide? Have the containment efforts worked in general? I sure hope so.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...