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Old 10-22-2005, 05:52 PM
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http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/index.php?ntid=58793&ntpid=3

The study, conducted by wildlife biologist Nancy Mathews, showed deer rely on very small home ranges, as compact as one-half square mile in size. ...

The bucks, Mathews said, travel five to seven miles from their home range to establish new territories. So efforts to understand the spread of CWD may very well involve more study of how the young bucks move, she added.


"A big key for understanding transmission," Mathews said, "is young bucks. They are the only segment of the population that makes permanent movement out of their home ranges."
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:07 PM
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That's very interesting. Thank's for sharing.
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Old 11-05-2005, 09:11 PM
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Hard to believe. But the state of WI wasted alot of money on a study that was done years ago and most sportsman already now.
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:00 AM
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Lot of states have spent a lot of money just trying to figure out how the stuff is transmitted. I think that hunters transferring whole deer for meat and deer heads for mounting play a major part in the CWD problem. If the prions are the problem and they reside in the spinal/brain tissue it only makes sense that when deer are cut up for meat and the antlers are removed for mounting at a taxidermist then that would be the perfect way for the buggers to be moved across the country. Information I have read says that light heat and freezing doesn't kill the prions.
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WDNR spending more money on crap we've known for years. maybe somebody should get them a subscription to Deer and Deer Hunting..or buy them a clue..
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