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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

Heard Up North: Rabbit Hunting

On the last day of deer season, Andy Pauls of Long Lake explains why he's looking forward to hunting snowshoe hares with his five beagles...  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

Tupper Lake Resort Boosters Lose Election

Two local politicians who supported the massive new resort development in Tupper Lake were voted out of office yesterday. The incumbent mayor Sandra Strader and town supervisor Gregory LaFrance each drew only about a third of the votes in their races. As Brian Mann reports, many local residents still have doubts about the project's funding and its impact on the quality of life in Tupper Lake.  Go to full article

Environmental Group Opposes Tupper Resort

A pro-environment group has stepped up as the first major organization to oppose the Adirondack Club development in Tupper Lake. The Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks says large-scale resort developments like the Big Tupper project could splinter private land that has long been used for logging and wildlife habitat. Environmental groups have also raised questions about proposed large-scale developments in Jay, Old Forge, and North Creek. The association's Dan Plumley spoke yesterday with Brian Mann.  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

DEC Truck Crashes on Vandalized Bridge in Disputed Champion Lands

State officials are investigating the vandalism of two bridges in the Champion Easement lands near Santa Clara in the northern Adirondacks. One of the bridges collapsed earlier this month, causing a state Environmental Conservation dump truck to roll into the St. Regis River. The driver of the truck wasn't injured. As Brian Mann reports, the Champion lands are still controversial, five years after the state signed one of the biggest conservation deals in New York's history.  Go to full article

In Potsdam, State Spreads Word on CWD

The Department of Environmental Conservation held a meeting on chronic wasting disease in Potsdam last night. It's one in a series around the state to inform hunters about the fatal deer illness. CWD was discovered in 5 captive deer and 2 wild deer in central New York last spring. It was the first time the disease was discovered east of Wisconsin. As David Sommerstein reports, the turnout last night seems to indicate hunters aren't too worried.  Go to full article

Assembly Republicans Host Hunting and Fishing Forum

Sporting organizations from across the state sent representatives to Albany for yesterday's first meeting of the State Assembly Republican Hunting and Fishing Task Force.  Go to full article

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