There have been reports that DNR personnel were observed destroying mute swan nests and nesting birds in the UP ??? Back when one of our prominent NRC members brought back venison from an elk he had shot in Wyoming that later proved to be from a CWD positive animal (two CO's were required to pick up the venison and take it to the lab in E. Lansing to be incinerated) demonstrating that the meat was hazardous and a definite threat to the health of our deer and elk herds here in Michigan. At that time our DNR's Dr. Steve Schmitt admitted that a number of other hunters had brought back CWD infected venison. (the CWD infective agent is found in the blood and muscle tissue of CWD positive animals) (since that year no word has leaked out on the hazardous venison being brought back by our hunters, and no one seems to have the guts to even comment on this situation including those who post on this forum declaring their great concern for "the health of our herd") The fact that our MDNR allows hunters who harvest deer and elk in states and provinces where CWD is present in the wild to bring back boned meat from those animals without the requirement that the meat come only from animals that have tested negative for CWD INDICATES THE DNR'S CONCERN FOR THE PROTECTION AND HEALTH OF OUR HERD FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.