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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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since the CDC says not to eat the meat from CWD infected deer, would the PGC be giving these hunters another tag and allowing them to take a deer now ? or give them an extra tag for next year ?

they do give you another tag if your deer is not fit for consumption right ?

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 09:38 PM
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The number grows every year. I really hate to see stuff like this.
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My local WCO in conversation 2 weeks ago said he had to contact 3 hunters for testing positive in Bedford County. I heard rumor one was with in 2 miles of my property.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-20-2018, 06:03 AM
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Bohunr, It would appear the testing will not be done until the deer season is over, that would preclude another tag being given to the hunters who killed a positive deer if they wanted one. The majority of the testing is yes to be done. This is what is called a conundrum, The CDC says there is no evidence CWD is transmissible to humans on one hand, and on the other, they advise against eating meat from a positive deer.

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they say not to eat the meat of a positive CWD animal because they do not know if or when it will be transmittable. its a liability issue. they say "ok to eat" you get CWD they get sued.

no one really know when it will jump the barrier, but it will. the Government should make this a top priority as a risk to national security. CWD makes that jump, the entire food chain will become deadly to humans.

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I am afraid you are right, it is not if but when it jumps species. Up until 2007 they were sure that Reindeer could not get CWD. They were wrong, Norway has either done it or is in the process of killing an entire herd of 2000 Reindeer. I am curious to see if these places like Hershey Park that have Reindeer shipped in from out of state for a Santa's village will continue to be allowed to do so.

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I hate to see CWD in any part of PA, but the ones I really hate to see are the ones in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties. That is getting awful close to the elk range. I know there are those who will say "let all the elk die." But I am not one of them. I love to see the elk and believe that they are one of our greatest resources that we have. It would be a shame to lose the elk hunt. Again, there are those who will scoff at that statement, but it is obvious to me that anyone who speaks that way about the elk hunt has just not participated in it and do not know what they are talking about.
I am afraid that it is just a matter of time until it recaches the elk as well as the deer.
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I am glad I am not just starting out as a young deer hunter. I am not sure that the hunters in this state are taking CWD as seriously as we should be. As for what could be done to slow the progression, I don't have a clue, but shutting down and depopulating every deer and elk farm in the state would be a start. Other states have already done so.
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I would be totally on board with that. It was a deer farm that initiated CWD near the elk range in the first place. They deserve whatever they get by bringing this crap here in the first place.
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