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Old Jun 8th 2009, 05:18 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
  TN
After reviewing the many comments made by Government Wildlife Agencies in regard to the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification, it is painfully obvious that they very much support strict over-regulation for captive raised cervids even knowing it will further damage the industry but they see no reason they should be forced to meet the same regulations that farmers and ranchers will be forced to meet.



As has been the case in the past, these Government Wildlife Agencies are still unfairly using disease issues to eliminate their competition.
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Old Jun 8th 2009, 06:25 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Ringle, WI
Hey Autry we are by far the most regulated animal industry in the world. Wi just started a new certification program for both TB and Brucellosis and will now require a 3 year certification fee of $150.00 for each of these program. You can't sell anything without being on a TB certification program and you can't get the certification without the $150.00 fee. No other animal industry needs to file a census report every year , has to be on a CWD program or Mad cow program , needs to be TB certified to sell something , doesn't need a license to raise them and isn't required a fencing permit or inspection . I guess I don't quite understand why the cervid industry takes all this crap and never seems to want to fight back ? Kind of baffles me !!
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Old Jun 21st 2009, 06:47 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  pa
My girl inspecter was at my place this past week. here in ne pa she told me there cracking down hard on tagging. checked every deer.
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Old Jun 21st 2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  PA

Cervid: Deer
What was the date June 9th... July 9th... the 19th... What...

I know it was/is soon but can't find it anywhere...
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Old Jun 21st 2009, 07:46 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
Anybody else having problems with the Pa Dept of Ag RFID's being torn out of the ears? I have 6 fawns from last year that have split ears due to the tags getting snagged and being torn out....
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Old Jun 21st 2009, 08:03 PM   #6
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  Apr 2009
  PA

Cervid: Deer
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I have at least 10 deer here with torn ears...

I don't even have a clue what to do now...If I re tag higher they aren't going to have much ear left.

Several are doe with fawns that I don't want to put down, but I know the date is soon or past...My big buck is missing his tag now...I just seen today...I hate to put him down while growing...but I heard it is a big fine if not...
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Old Jun 21st 2009, 08:24 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
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John

Several are doe with fawns that I don't want to put down, but I know the date is soon or past...My big buck is missing his tag now...I just seen today...I hate to put him down while growing...but I heard it is a big fine if not...


Exactly BJ...

It sounds like a situation where you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.



I think the birth dates on my deer with the torn ears are sometime in November, though...





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Old Jun 21st 2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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  Apr 2009
  PA

Cervid: Deer
Besides when I'm fighting with you...

Did I ever tell you I love the way you think
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Old Jun 25th 2009, 08:25 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  pa
Yes Robert she did say something about deer not tagged going on another program, mine were tagged and Im new to this so I really didnt know what the H++l she was talking about !! Neeby
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Old Jun 26th 2009, 06:26 AM   #10
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  Apr 2009
  PA

Cervid: Deer
I received this email today...I know the date states Results were out in Febuary I don't know if our techs just got them or what...



CWD NOT FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA HUNTER-KILLED DEER SAMPLES



HARRISBURG – Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not detected in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state’s 2008 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.





In 2008, 4,224 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the seventh year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, more than 22,000 deer have been tested. CWD was not detected in any samples from previous years.





Results showing that the CWD tests of hunter-killed elk from 2008 were all negative were announced on Feb. 10.





“We are pleased to report that Pennsylvania continues to have no confirmed or suspected cases of CWD in wild deer or elk,” Cottrell said. “By conducting these tests from a random sample of hunter-killed deer and on all hunter-killed elk, we help to assure ourselves and the general public that it is unlikely that CWD is present in wild deer and elk in the state.”





The CWD tests on deer and elk samples were conducted by the New Bolton Center, which is the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Under a contract with Penn State University, the elk samples also were tested for brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis and found to be free of those diseases.





Heads from hunter-killed deer were collected from deer processors by deer aging teams during the two-week rifle deer season. Specific tissues were collected from these heads at Game Commission region offices by agency personnel and Pennsylvania and U.S. departments of agriculture animal health officials.





“The test results are good news,” Cottrell said. “Although CWD has not been found in Pennsylvania, we must continue to be vigilant in our CWD monitoring efforts. The surveillance work we are doing is important for the early detection of CWD. Let’s not forget that CWD has been found in New York and only 23 miles from our state’s border in West Virginia.





“We already are planning to continue testing hunter-killed deer and elk during the 2009-10 seasons, and we are pleased that the Pennsylvania and U.S. departments of agriculture will continue to play an important role in this disease surveillance program. However, we will also be increasing our surveillance by sampling road-killed deer adjacent to West Virginia and investigating every clinically suspect deer that our time and budget allows.”





For more information on CWD and the state’s CWD-prevention plan, visit the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on “Wildlife” in the left-hand column, then scroll down and choose “Chronic Wasting Disease” in the “Wildlife Disease” section. Additional information on CWD can be found on the CWD Alliance’s website (www.cwd-info.org).







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Old Jun 27th 2009, 05:43 PM   #11
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
I have a few deer that dont have the metal tags, I didnt get them in time when they were born a few years ago. Anyway the inspector saw them and said they need tagged, I said ok I'll dart them and put the tag in, then she said, NO, dont do that. Its fine put them in next time when you have a good reason to dart. She said it was no worth the risk to dart the animals just to put a tag in their ear. So in my case she was very cool about it, afterall all my other deer are tagged so she knows I try my best to obey the rules. That was last year though and I havent had to dart any of those at all, so their still not tagged. she is coming in two weeeks and I dont know if it will be ok or not, i hope so
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Old Jun 29th 2009, 05:08 AM   #12
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
better atch posting things like that alot of people read these could get somebody in trouble.
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