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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Congressional Sportsmenís Caucus Members Introduce Chronic Wasting Disease Management

On March 6, Congressional Sportsmenís Caucus (CSC) Members Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and Senator Jon Tester (MT) introduced the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act companion bills in the House (H.R. 1550) and Senate (S. 689).

Currently, 26 states across the country have confirmed the presence of this fatal, degenerative neurological disease, which is fatal to deer, elk, and moose. There is currently no treatment or vaccine.

With new detections of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in both wild populations and farmed herds in areas that had previously been CWD-free last year, increased attention has been brought to the need for reliable data on CWD transmission pathways on which wildlife agencies can base their management strategies.

H.R. 1550 would authorize $35 million to support state and tribal efforts to develop and implement management strategies and control methods, as well as $10 million for additional research on the causes of CWD. In addition to the funding authorized in the House version, S. 689 would authorize an additional $15 million for additional CWD research (totaling $25 million).

ďThe Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation (CSF) has long recognized that increased attention to, and funding for, regular screening and testing of cervids at the state level is necessary to ensure a timely response in the event of a Chronic Wasting Disease outbreak. We commend the leadership of Congressional Sportsmenís Caucus members Representative Kind and Senator Tester on this critical wildlife management issue,Ē said Jeff Crane, President of the Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation.

ďBeing a hunter is a big part of who I am, and the Wisconsin way of life. I know firsthand how vital it is that we maintain a healthy deer herd across our state, so we can protect our outdoor traditions and our outdoor economy,Ē said Rep. Kind.

"This bill will give state and tribal agencies access to the resources they need to combat this disease before it permanently diminishes our big-game herds and limits our ability to hunt," said Sen. Tester.

The CWD Management Act complements the recently introduced Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act, championed by CSC Members Congressman Ralph Abraham (LA) and Senator John Barrasso (WY).

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If they want reliable data on CWD transmission pathways, they need to monitor deer farms and the land immediately around deer farms.

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Originally Posted by Danesdad View Post
If they want reliable data on CWD transmission pathways, they need to monitor deer farms and the land immediately around deer farms.
Monitor!!! We need to cut wide and deep like the Cancer it is and hope we cut wide and deep enough where ever this shows up.

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