2020 CWD Testing Goals

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by Justsayin, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Luv2hunteup

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    I saw those results online. Did you happened to notice that those in favor of paying to get tested is higher than those that opposed APRs in many surveys? It’s been proven that the DNR sides with the minority, they now know hunters are willing to pay so there is no doubt the minority opinion will be adopted again.
     
  2. Waif

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    Did you happen to notice that those not hunting where C.W.D. is prevalent (like the Eastern U.P. ,or U.P. as a whole) were more inclined to support paying for testing?
     
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  3. motdean

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    Sorry, I didn't realize this was an APR thread.

    BTW, I did receive a survey last year and I did say that I would pay a nominal fee to have mine tested. I DO want those results to count however, when the labs tests those deer.

    I also don't see why people should have to pay. I also believe the state should reimburse the hunter for the testing of any deer that tests positive. After all, it was the state's deer when it became infected.

    The last word that I heard was that hunters may be asked to pay $25-$50 per deer, but that was a guess.
     
  4. Luv2hunteup

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    I agree on positive test results tag and testing cost should be replaced. I’ll still get deer tested since I hunt all 3 zones annually. In the scheme of things it’s a drop in the bucket.
     
  5. Justsayin

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    If hunters outside of immediate areas of known CWD would like testing for peace of mind, perhaps optional self-pay testing could be justified. I don't believe where known CWD exists, it is in anyones interest to increase the cost of hunting there. There is a reason other states have continued providing accessible, funded testing in CWD areas, it is because they want to limit the spread and prevalence of the disease... clearly not a concern in Michigan. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Waif

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    Anyone have a list of private labs and info on how they collect specimens / how hunters get samples to them?
    A Google quick check under Michigan C.W.D. private lab testing options didn't help.
     
  7. motdean

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    In the hunting guide, they said that there would be a link on the website.

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  8. Justsayin

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    Official CWD tests are performed only at APHIS-approved university, State, or Federal veterinary diagnostic laboratories. There are no private labs that are approved to do testing. It will be interesting to see how optional fee-based testing will be accommodated. The DNR will reduce costs of staffing check stations, labor for pulling samples, head disposal costs in addition to actual testing costs.
     
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  9. Newaygo1

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    Yes the last few years the DNR tells you do Not Eat a Deer that has "CWD" And
    "Now they are DOING AN ABOUT Face" as To TESTING for CWD. And yes Newaygo was a part since 2018 the Core Area. And having to "JUMP THROUGH HOOPs To MEET their Regulations that Now have BEEN DROP So How many went out Of their Way to have their Deer Checked and Or Tested and Follow those Regs and Now they Just Change Direction and Drop These So CALLED CWD Regulations. So How many get ticketed for Not Following these Rgs If they No Longer mean ANYTHING as they Did The DNR and the CO are Suspect as to being Clueless IF Now It Does Not Matter If You Eat a Deer with CWD as You CANNOT TELL if majority of the Deer That Have Tested Positive have it or NOT! So Hunters Safety is Thrown OUT The Window Because they have Budgets Woes That IS their Problem Drop all the Videos they Waste Time Making and get Back To the "BASICS" and save they $ they Are Burning!!! Safety is Why They Told Use Don't Eat the Meat what has "CHANGED"! NOTHING! Just that they still have Jobs but Put Hunters At RISK. Sad But That is Why I No Longer have Any Trust In The NRC and DNR This is all Politics Not Worry about some getting Ill Like They Once Were Concern About that tells me That there will be someone suing if they get sick or even dies then WHAT as Those Making these decisions are CLUELESS You Can't Just Drop majority Of testing But They DID So Losing Hunters or Hunters leaving Dead Deer in the Field will be come the New Norm if they Cannot Get their Deer tested But It is Okay with those in the DNR and Those in the NRC as I contacted them and was advised I need to use a "Private Lab when You use their Link there is No "PRIVATE Labs" So Is It last Minute and Who will know where they are, most want to Plan Ahead and Know so they Can Find One not chasing one Down after they have taken their Deer and Will If Need to be so called Tested / Checked by the Magic 24 Hours that was a Part of the the DNR Regulation and if you did not You were to be "TICKETED" as You needed ti Check Yur Deer within their 24 Hours, Sad they are So Out Of Touch and are No Longer Concerned!!! Can tell Hunter You Have To then Just Drop It like It is Not Important hen It WAS! S How Can You Trust the DNR Or NRC when they Change Direction because they Lack The Money It is a State Resource and They need To Do The Job They Did But That is Why We have Politicians on the NRC and Work for The DNR They No Longer Care otherwise why did They Tell us DON'T EAT the MEAT!!!!!!!
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  10. Waif

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    O.K. I went to the site.https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79608_90516_90536---,00.html
    Now I'm just annoyed.
    Downloaded a pdf about testing And I dislike loading pdf's.
    It is dated material. No source for private testing that I noticed either.

    So what was the point of my going to the site? It does encourage hunters where C.W.D. is know to get tests. And the blah blah blah about taking heads to a check station.

    Anyways , I got nothing again....
     
  11. motdean

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    I have no issue with paying for testing. Personally I don’t see why anyone would think the DNR should pay for their testing.

    My thing is that private testing doesn’t seem to be easily available based on the little research I’ve been able to do since learning that’s what my option will be this fall.
     
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    I just want to know if we're going to get a map with some more new colors.
     
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    WOW, that is one long sentence.
     
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