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Old Feb 20th 2013, 08:35 PM   #16
 
  Nov 2010
  Lanesboro, Minnesota
Joe, Read the program standards of the federal rules. Trace forwards and trace backs will be the norm if these rules aren't stopped. People with closed herds think they are safe, but if they sell an animal to a herd that comes down with CWD in the future, you may still be pulled into the web.
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Old Feb 21st 2013, 11:54 AM   #17
 
  Sep 2012
  Clear Lake, Iowa
Dennis,



Thank you for your prayers and support. It may be too late for my husband and I, but the cervid breeding and hunting industries needs to stand strong together and fight with one voice. Complacency is not working. The new Standards speak for themselves.



Placing any requirements on our hunting preserves should not and cannot be tolerated. Yes, for now they will be able to opt out but what about next year or the year after that? Once the standards are set, it is virtually impossible to get them changed.



The Standards working group put together by the USDA is proof of the direction they intend to go. Placing Wildlife Agency directors from Iowa and Pennsylvania on this working group makes no sense. They have only been dealing with positive findings for a few months, while there are wildlife biologists from Colorado and Wyoming that have 20+ years experience in dealing with CWD.



Don't make the same mistake we did, get involved and be informed.



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Old Feb 21st 2013, 12:13 PM   #18
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Originally Posted by G O Whitetails
Joe, Read the program standards of the federal rules. Trace forwards and trace backs will be the norm if these rules aren't stopped. People with closed herds think they are safe, but if they sell an animal to a herd that comes down with CWD in the future, you may still be pulled into the web.


Gary isnt this the same as it has been for some. I know some of the rules in the federal program we have been doing from the start. We could never move a deer without a permit anywhere, In state or out. We have always had the tagging requirements. We have always had the yearly herd inventory and tag checks. Not that i agreed with them and have been fighting them here for years but some states are not getting the ' Sticker Shock ' that others are feeling! Sure would like to see some big changes!
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Old Feb 21st 2013, 04:22 PM   #19
 
  May 2009
Gary,

What you said is so true and to the point that I made on the other thread. This is not the worst except for individual farmers and there are not as many this time. If there is only one thats one to many and indemnity is a must. We can't stand for any less. I would say our trip to DC should be fruitful and I expect changes. I remember the first trip and how bad we scared you guys when myself and Donald Hill threw that motorcycle thug out of the bar. It was to bad it turned out to be Espe.
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Old Feb 21st 2013, 04:45 PM   #20
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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When CWD was first found in farmed deer here in WI, the only way we were going to be able to continue in business was to agree to testing, tagging etc. We weren't in a particularly strong position to make demands at that time. We thought we did the best we could to keep the industry going and give the state some of the things they wanted. Most states then modeled their CWd regs after Wisconsin's. It wasn't perfect but it was the best we could get under the circumstances. Seems like now they are trying to push the envelope even further for no apparent reason. I know at first we wanted federal regs so all states would have similar rules. The feds took so long though that we all had pretty well worked things out on our own. The federal rules are now a hinderance rather than the help we had hoped for initially. Should have known better - more rules or government is never better.
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