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Old Sep 13th 2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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  Feb 2013
  Markleville IN
Wow!!!! I guess its good that they are but I really dont understand the logic here. So they make us test and destroy EVERY animal if we have a positive but they quit testing as many animals because its already there!!!!!!!!!!! They can manage it and we can't????????? Rhonda more ammunition for your lawsuit







Deer testing rules eased for York County



CHRISTINA KAUFFMAN / The York Dispatch

505-5436 / @ydyorkcounty



Updated: 09/13/2013 07:43:42 AM EDT





Deer hunting has become more complicated with the emergence of chronic wasting disease, but hunters might be relieved that this year's rules won't require them to take their deer to checking stations for testing.



The checking stations were required last year because part of York is included in one of two of Disease Management Areas where special restrictions apply.



York is still within the monitoring area, but the rules are less stringent than last year because testing showed the disease already exists in the wild, said state Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau.



"Now we know it's in the wild, so it's no longer a case of trying to prevent it," he said. "Now we're just trying to determine the prevalence and manage it because we realize we no longer can stop it from getting there."



The state's Game Commission will announce all changes for this year's deer season during an upcoming meeting, Lau said. They include the prohibition of transporting high-risk deer parts outside the monitoring area.



Deer harvested in the part of York that's inside the management area can't be transported outside of the area unless the high-risk parts - the head and backbone, essentially - are removed, Lau said.



Dumpsters in which to discard the high-risk parts will be provided on state gamelands in Dillsburg and East Berlin for people who need them, he said.



The Game Commission will collect about 1,000 samples to test this year, with those samples coming from participating meat processors and, possibly, the dumpsters, he said.



Hunters who want a clean test on their deer before eating it will have to have their deer tested on their own, at the Department of Agriculture veterinary lab in Harrisburg, Lau said.



"And that's an exception to the high-risk-parts transport rule," he said.



CWD has been called the deer equivalent of mad cow disease, with symptoms include a dropped head, excessive thirst, down ears, and lack of fear of humans.



Last year, the disease turned up in two deer at an Adams County farm, one of which was once kept at a Dover Township deer farm. As a result, hunters in York's 600-square-mile management area, which includes Adams County, were mandated to take their harvests to testing stations.



Chronic wasting disease wasn't found in any of the nearly 2,100 wild deer samples tested from York and Adams counties last year, but the fatal deer disease will continue to affect the local hunter's experience for the coming seasons.



Though the disease wasn't found in York's wild deer population, Game Commission procedure calls for continuing the management area restrictions for five years.



The current disease monitoring area's boundary line bisects York County, with most areas north of Routes 116, 30, and 462 included. Deer killed in areas south of the boundary didn't have to be checked last year.



Officials are expected to explain the coming season's rules at a 6:15 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road.



- Staff writer Christina Kauffman can also be reached at ckauffman@yorkdispatch.com.
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Old Sep 13th 2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Originally Posted by jerrilee cave
Wow!!!! I guess its good that they are but I really dont understand the logic here. So they make us test and destroy EVERY animal if we have a positive but they quit testing as many animals because its already there!!!!!!!!!!! They can manage it and we can't????????? Rhonda more ammunition for your lawsuit







Deer testing rules eased for York County



CHRISTINA KAUFFMAN / The York Dispatch

505-5436 / @ydyorkcounty



Updated: 09/13/2013 07:43:42 AM EDT





Deer hunting has become more complicated with the emergence of chronic wasting disease, but hunters might be relieved that this year's rules won't require them to take their deer to checking stations for testing.



The checking stations were required last year because part of York is included in one of two of Disease Management Areas where special restrictions apply.



York is still within the monitoring area, but the rules are less stringent than last year because testing showed the disease already exists in the wild, said state Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau.



"Now we know it's in the wild, so it's no longer a case of trying to prevent it," he said. "Now we're just trying to determine the prevalence and manage it because we realize we no longer can stop it from getting there."



The state's Game Commission will announce all changes for this year's deer season during an upcoming meeting, Lau said. They include the prohibition of transporting high-risk deer parts outside the monitoring area.



Deer harvested in the part of York that's inside the management area can't be transported outside of the area unless the high-risk parts - the head and backbone, essentially - are removed, Lau said.



Dumpsters in which to discard the high-risk parts will be provided on state gamelands in Dillsburg and East Berlin for people who need them, he said.



The Game Commission will collect about 1,000 samples to test this year, with those samples coming from participating meat processors and, possibly, the dumpsters, he said.



Hunters who want a clean test on their deer before eating it will have to have their deer tested on their own, at the Department of Agriculture veterinary lab in Harrisburg, Lau said.



"And that's an exception to the high-risk-parts transport rule," he said.



CWD has been called the deer equivalent of mad cow disease, with symptoms include a dropped head, excessive thirst, down ears, and lack of fear of humans.



Last year, the disease turned up in two deer at an Adams County farm, one of which was once kept at a Dover Township deer farm. As a result, hunters in York's 600-square-mile management area, which includes Adams County, were mandated to take their harvests to testing stations.



Chronic wasting disease wasn't found in any of the nearly 2,100 wild deer samples tested from York and Adams counties last year, but the fatal deer disease will continue to affect the local hunter's experience for the coming seasons.



Though the disease wasn't found in York's wild deer population, Game Commission procedure calls for continuing the management area restrictions for five years.



The current disease monitoring area's boundary line bisects York County, with most areas north of Routes 116, 30, and 462 included. Deer killed in areas south of the boundary didn't have to be checked last year.



Officials are expected to explain the coming season's rules at a 6:15 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road.



- Staff writer Christina Kauffman can also be reached at ckauffman@yorkdispatch.com.


You bet ya. This should be used in every lawsuit and in the fight Mo has going on right now. I think when Judges start seeing what the states are making us do and they are not doing the same, THINGS WILL START CHANGING!
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Old Sep 13th 2013, 08:54 AM   #3
 
  Nov 2010
  Lanesboro, Minnesota
What are they going to do with the high-risk parts they put in the dumpsters? Compost them, and put then in flower beds along state highways, like N.Y. does????
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Old Sep 13th 2013, 12:54 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
The Pa Commission is a joke....always has been and always will be......theY get paid to do as little as they possibly can........I hope this can help others in their fight.......we need all the ammunition we can get!!!
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Old Sep 13th 2013, 07:43 PM   #5
 
  Sep 2012
  Clear Lake, Iowa
They never cease to AMAZE me! We had our state Ag tell a legislator yesterday that they don't agree with our two appraisals, one from Ag and our own appraiser, because our animals are diseased and we should be indemnified accordingly! Tell that to the cattleman! I hope they are paying attention, cause they are next on the animal traceability program list. Our industry made for a great pilot project. Kinda like leading the animals to slaughter.
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