Would You Support Banning the Transportation of Live Deer From CWD Regions?

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by Luv2hunteup, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Luv2hunteup

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    In hunting issues no. In farming issues yes. Remember when the Farm Bureau wanted to sue the DNR because farmers were spreading bTB? They are still doing it decades later. Now they are a major vector in spreading CWD.
     
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  4. motdean

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    This would have the potential to reduce the number of hunters hunting in the CWD zone and the risk of losing hunters would have to be weighed against the potential to spread the disease.

    By regulation, since they are already requiring heads transported out to be checked, they should at least know if a CWD positive deer has been moved outside the zone.
     
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    What the difference except you agree with one and not the other this time ?? Ether the we trust the people in these agencies or we don't .
     
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    As long we allow deer to be moved without aggressive enforcement of a no travel decree animals and parts will move and many, if not most will fail to be tested. We are also allowing many more deer than deer farms ever move to be brought in Michigan from known CWD states. Many of these deer are brought in in violation of the import restrictions. Michigan's original infected deer farm was also a taxidermy facility.
     
  7. Justsayin

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    ... but they don't know because checked doesn't equal tested. Once quota was met, DNR discouraged further testing unless an individual demanded it be tested. The CWD plan has been $ hit all over by those who wrote. Why would anyone expect that plan to apply anymore?!?
     
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    1000% support that idea!!
     
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    Sure doesn't seem to bother special interest's or MDNR if hunter numbers decrease anymore.
     
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  10. motdean

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    That was exactly the point that I was trying to make.

    THE DNR has become a special
    interest of it’s own....
     
  11. motdean

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    I was only using the DNR logic regarding baiting.....the risk to spread disease vs lost hunter potential.

    The DNR and most of the NRC have lost their way with CWD in my opinion.
     
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  13. motdean

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    Plugger....

    I wanted to revisit this. Did you really mean "part"?
    Are you implying packaged venison as well?

    If you were, think about it for a minute. If someone shot a deer in a CWD zone, they would not be able to take it out at all.

    I hunt in a CWD zone, get it processed in another, and then bring it home to yet another. If I were told that I couldn't take it out, I would certainly find another place to hunt, and from all that I understand, the NRC and DNR want to keep hunters engaged in the CWD zone.

    I can appreciate if that is where they head, but if they do, I would all but guarantee that I will obey the law and simply find another place to hunt.
     
  14. FREEPOP

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    Smuggle him in your sock, they never look there.
     
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  15. John Hine

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    Why would people transfer live deer anywhere? A zoo? Scent collection?