Wow, that could get scary. Pennsylvania has a long standing elk herd, and it would be pretty tough on them if these captive ones get out there and inter-mix with the wild population. Hopefully they can track these ones down before they get that chance. If not, at least they can hope that any of the ones that come in contact with them are not infected with CWD, and then they will just add to the overall population of elk in that state.
Not sure what it would gdo for West Virginia, but we'll have to see. While it does not specifically say that this herd had tested positive or not for CWD, and it's only a couple of animals, you can't be too safe.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...