I went back and listened to the NRC meeting from July 16th. It is currently posted here if anyone is interested: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79137_79763_79909---,00.html If I understand correctly, with the model that was presented, they indicate that the prevalence crosses the 1% threshold at around year 13, and if I understood correctly, this is where they indicated that we roughly are in Montcalm County: If you take a look at the graph a little more closely, that is about where the lines between APR and non-APR begin to really diverge (within a year or two). So, there are two questions that this begs: 1. Has CWD been in the herd in that area 6-8 years longer than when it was first found (in May2015)? I understand that the this is modeling and they fit the model to where we currently are to some extent, but how long did it take for us to find that first deer? 2. Did they implement the APR regulation at perhaps the worst possible time, given that this is where the differences really begin to take notice? Does anyone have a link to the data that the NRC used to request this study/regulation of the Department? It sure would be interesting.