"Can We Fight Zombie Deer?"

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by Ranger Ray, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    Interesting read. An excerpt:

    "Colorado Parks and Wildlife has good information from various deer management units that strongly indicate units managed for an older age structure, more bucks on the landscape, and higher buck-to-doe ratios had the largest increase in prevalence over the last 15 years, while those managed for higher buck harvest remained stable or declined. This makes sense because we know disease spreads faster in higher-density populations because of more interaction between deer and a concentration of infectious agents in the environment. We also know this disease is more common in mature bucks. Most people agree that if we can keep CWD from spreading and becoming more common in the wild, we should, but it’s sobering to think about what that really means. The reality is that fewer deer on the landscape, a younger age structure, and lower buck-to-doe ratios are the conditions that probably minimize the spread of CWD."

    https://www.nrahlf.org/articles/2019/4/14/can-we-fight-zombie-deer/
     
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  2. swampbuck

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    Yea, but but but.......it's about the health of the horn......er ummm heard!
     

  3. Scadsobees

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    If that's the case we're already set up to minimize spread in Michigan.
     
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  4. plugger

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    !00 percent agree "If we can keep CWD from spreading and becoming more common in the wild, we should"
     
  5. mbrewer

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    If we can, we should. I wish it were that easy.
     
  6. Splitshot

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    We could probably do what is right for the deer, but how do we overcome the true believers?
     
  7. swampbuck

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    Unfortunately their are people pushing hard to reverse that.
     
  8. jr28schalm

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    Russ has it under control
     
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  9. mattawanhunter

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    Oh Boy this should be good, just started reading the replies!
    o_O

     
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  10. FREEPOP

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  11. swampbuck

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    Yup, just gotta keep it that way.
     
  12. Joe Archer

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    Unfortunately, this has been known since day one....
    But wait, we haven't heard the convoluted arguments yet... Or have we?
    <----<<<
     
  13. sniper

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    Yep this way has kept our hunter numbers plummeting for several years now including yourself. Sounds fantastic.


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  14. swampbuck

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    What makes you think that is the reason for lost hunters. It certainly had nothing to do with the 2 years out of 40 that I didn't hunt.
     
  15. sniper

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    Don’t shoot the messenger bro! So aprs didn’t make you quit the sport correct?? So what did? There’s your answer.
    People don’t want the ole same ole.
    It’s called evolution. It’s happens everyday in all facets of life.


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