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New deer disease confirmed in NYS

With the fall hunting season in full swing, state officials say they've found more whitetail deer infected with a fatal new ailment called Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. Cases have been confirmed in Albany, Rensselaer and Niagara Counties. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

North Country deer hunt up, bear hunt down

After three years of decline, state environment officials say the 2006 deer harvest was up slightly. Hunters killed nearly 190,000 deer across New York state. As Brian Mann reports, biologists found no new cases of chronic wasting disease.  Go to full article

Study: how chronic wasting disease is spread

A new study finds that deer can spread a fatal brain wasting disease through saliva and blood. Rebecca Williams reports the researchers say this means no part of an infected animal should be considered safe to eat.  Go to full article

Developing new test for deer and elk disease

Chronic Wasting Disease is killing wild deer and elk. And it's slowly spreading to new areas in North America. Right now, tests for the disease are done after the animals are dead, but researchers say they might be getting closer to a test that can be given to live animals. The GLRC's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

Could Humans Get Chronic Wasting Disease?

A disease that infects deer and elk has been alarming wildlife officials and hunters for years. Research now shows chronic wasting disease could be more dangerous than previously thought. Scientists have found the infectious material believed to cause the disease can be found in the meat, not just the brain and central nervous system, of infected animals. The disease first appeared in New York less than a year ago. Last fall, hunters in New York faced new regulations, including requirements to take deer to a state-run checkpoint for testing. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports on the new concerns.  Go to full article

New Chronic Wasting Disease Concerns

Chronic wasting disease - a fatal deer illness - was discovered in 7 deer in Oneida County last April. The Department of Environmental Conservation instituted new regulations during the fall hunting season - including requiring hunters to take deer to a state-run checkpoint for testing. CWD has devastated herds in the upper Midwest, and the new rules are meant to slow its spread in New York. New research shows that might be more difficult. And there are new concerns about handling deer. Scientists have found the infectious material believed to cause chronic wasting disease can be found in the meat - not just the brain and central nervous system -- of infected deer and elk.
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

NH Hunters Jailed for Poaching Deer

Five hunters from New Hampshire are in the St. Lawrence County jail for killing several deer without permits. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Testing at the DEC's checkpoint.
Testing at the DEC's checkpoint.

Hunters Frustrated at Deer Disease Checkpoint

Rifle hunting season opened last weekend across the North Country. It's the first fall since chronic wasting disease - a fatal deer illness - was discovered in 7 deer in Oneida County in April. Most of New York's hunters are taking the development in stride. The Department of Environmental Conservation says hunting licenses are on par with last year. But in the area where the diseased deer were found, hunters are frustrated. Some are angry. They have to obey new regulations, including taking their deer to a state-run checkpoint for testing. David Sommerstein went there and has this report.  Go to full article

Deer Disease Spreads to Wild

State officials said yesterday a wild deer in Oneida County has preliminarily tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first time the fatal sickness has turned up in the wild in New York. The DEC is putting in place emergency containment measures by the end of the week. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

First Wild Deer Tests Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease

State conservation officials say initial samples of wild deer in Oneida County showed no signs of chronic wasting disease. Five deer on two farms tested positive for the fatal neurological illness earlier this month. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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