After several months of lurking without logging in, I feel compelled to do so today. Whatever headbutting of disagreement I had with other members is now water under the bridge on my end because we now have a very serious event that all of us hunters, compound hunters, traditional bow hunters, handicapped hunters, rifle hunters, shotgun hunters, inline ML hunters and traditional ML hunters NEED to unite on. We now all have a common enemy that threaten's our "hunting lifestyle". While bad news, it is not the worst news. Yet, anyways. First, the find is not in free ranging deer, correct? Let's pray it's an isolated case and goes nowhere else. But, hopefully now many can see what needs to be done and demanded by responsible stewards of the wildlife we all love. This is the wakeup call many of us knew was inevitable. First, I don't know how you close down existing deer enclosures, but a $10,000 a year monitering fee will weed out all but the most legitimate and viable. Second, baiting just has to be banned ASAP. The MDNR 50 miles rules in place makes that so and it needs to be enforced from this point on. Hunters cannot complain about a baiting ban at this point. Not at least until things get sorted out. Third, the old traditional rules and regulations, dates and bag limits will have to be made "old", and new modernized regulations will need to be in place for 2009. Michigan doesn't have to necessarily "nuke the place" like WI tried to do, but it's clear to all (hopefully most) that things now need to change. If this find spreads nowhere else, it's a blessing in disguise. If it's in free ranging deer, then there's little to find that is good, since it's in Kent county and will spread. Oh yeah, nice to post again, despite the circumstances.