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MHudson0113 Apr 15th 2019 04:46 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 07:18 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 07:25 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!


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