Deer Farmer

Deer Farmer (
-   Deer Health (
-   -   CWD testing question (

MHudson0113 Apr 15th 2019 03:46 AM

CWD testing question
Had a question form while I was cruising down the road this weekend. Maybe you all can help me with the answer before I have to do a ton of Google searches.

Why have states chosen to hunt live deer rather than test the animals killed on roadways?

abewalsh Apr 15th 2019 06:18 AM

Road Kill Testing
I can't speak for other states, but I know that in Virginia and West Virginia, testing roadkilled deer was how they first discovered cases of CWD. That then kicked off containment zones and testing of hunter-harvested deer.

MHudson0113 Apr 16th 2019 06:25 PM

I actually had a chat about this today with a lovely gal who is super knowledgeable! There's so much to learn, especially when each state is unique in their approach to research. Thanks for your comment!

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:45 AM.

Copyright © 1998-2020 Cervid Farmer. All rights reserved.