First Case of a Moose in the wild getting CWD

Discussion in 'Maine Moose Hunting' started by Moose, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Moose

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  2. That is awful news, we will have to keep an eye out for it making its way up here. With how it is spreading, we may see an epidemic soon.
     

  3. kenton6

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    We have been extremely fortunate in Maine and northern New England that we don't have known cases of CWD in deer. To hear about this in a moose is not good.
    I sure hope that something gets done to convince these towns and states to be more agressive in reducing populations to healthy levels before it's too late.
    These friggin antis are one of the biggest causes for this. They don't want to kill the animals but they feed them and create an ideal breeding grounds for the disease.
    Did you see the blog I did about the family in Maryland that was domesticating the deer. They found a buck that had been neutered.
    http://mainehuntingtoday.com/b2/index.php/all/2005/09/29/maryland_family_accused_of_domesticating
     
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    A little blog was put up today saying that North Dakota is going to test all the moose killed in this years hunt. 129 permits were issued.
    ND has never had any CWD in their deer or elk and they just want to be precautionary about this and take some extra steps.
    I say good for them. Proactive is the way to go I think.