Thanks for another CWD related post and link. Yet again, the difficulties with understanding this disease are highlighted with appropriate warnings for hunters. As is stated in the press release, there is not yet confirmed transmission from wildlife to human, but then the disease is not well understood at an infection level so it could be extremely hard to make any conclusive connections for transmission.
I don't it's fair to compare Brucellosis to CWD though. Prions are not viruses or bacteria and to assume a CWD epidemic is waiting to happen in the Tetons or Yellowstone (or both) is a bit of a stretch. Could it happen, maybe. But to call it a wildlife disaster waiting to happen seems a bit overstated. CWD is here to stay in many areas and wildlife managers are still learning how to keep it at relatively low rates of infection and death in elk, deer and moose herds. I haven't seen any data to support comparing it with Brucellosis. I haven't looked for this data either though, so please post it if it's out there. Could be I'm just under-informed on the CWD problem.
In the spring of 2007 I was the unfortunate recipient of an injury cause by a damaged carbon arrow that shattered on release of the arrow. I was in the yard going to take a few practice shots before dinner and the second arrow is the one that did the damage. That day will forever be burned in my mind. After I release what happened I made mistake #2 I pulled the tail shaft of the arrow out of my hand causing more damage.
Thank goodness that my wife was home and was able to...