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Old 02-21-2019, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Divenut2
The nearest cases of CWD are still several counties away from where I hunt in Egg Harbor WI. While I haven't felt the need to test my deer yet, I am considering it if there are any positive results in the neighboring counties. Figure it can't hurt.
I think a lot of us feel the same way.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:16 PM
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I've read that deer can have it for a year before showing any symptoms at all.

For us close to cwd areas, it's entirely possible that we could harvest and eat infected deer a year before anyone knows there are sick deer in the area.


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Old 02-21-2019, 04:19 PM
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Deer can have the disease for a lot longer than a year before symptoms appear. In all the time before the symptoms appear, they are spreading prions wherever they go.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:31 PM
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I think a lot of us feel OK until it shows up nearby then it is time to think it through and make a decision on how to deal with it.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:44 PM
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'Feeling ok' doesn't change the reality or the facts, whatever those may be.

I'm just saying, There could be allot of cwd positive deer running around before anyone ever noticed any sick ones.


That being said, I had venison sausage on Monday, a shoulder roast on Tuesday, hamburger helper from ground meat on Wednesday and venison steak tonight. I feel ok about that too. But have to wonder if we really know what's going on.

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Old 02-22-2019, 12:50 PM
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Joe Rogan had a good podcast on the subject...

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:05 PM
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Not trying to play fear monger here, but let's keep in mind that since this disease can cross barriers, and I'm referring to the point that plants can take this prion up and pass it to animals that forage on it, how long will be before other species such as pronghorn pick it up? The first question is: can it cross the barrier to pronghorn? If it can cross to mice, then, just maybe, it can cross to pronghorn or whatever species eat the plant. So what other methods dioes it pass? Through urine or feces. It would seem that any game species in the endemic area could pick it up from the environment. If that can be proven at some later point, imagine how hunting could be impacted in a given state.

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:28 PM
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https://www.theorganicprepper.com/zombie-deer-humans/
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:31 PM
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Very interesting Joe Rogan podcast! Thanks for posting it
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:39 PM
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Hi, you're bumming me out about hunting too.
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