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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Unread 08-01-2019, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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So, about deer with CWD..

I admit I know very little about the disease as I believe there are no cases yet in eastern PA (4C, 3D). But what does an infected deer look like, what behavior does it demonstrate? How long does an infected deer live? I gather that most of you wouldn't eat one. Are they more inclined to perish over winter?
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There is CWD in the southeast 5B. The problem with CWD it takes a long long time for symptoms to appear, You could easily kill an infected deer and you would not know it.
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There is CWD in the southeast 5B.

In 5B, there was one deer on a deer farm found to have CWD. Sharpshooter killed hundreds in the immediate area around the farm and found none to have CWD. Checking deer from the past deer season, none were found to have CWD. Just to clarify.

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Signs of the disease include excessive salivation, loss of appetite, progressive weight loss, excessive thirst and urination, listlessness, teeth grinding, holding the head in a lowered position and drooping ears.

Pretty much the same as most deadly illnesses. Loss of fear of humans would be another good indication
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They can be infected for a long time before showing symptoms. 18 months or more.

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So I understand there will be bins that we can drop our deer heads off in to have them
Tested for cwd. Does anyone know how we go about putting buck heads in the bin? Do you cut the antlers out and place the head In a bag, then into the bin? Or do the head antlers and all go into the bin? If this is the case how do we get our antlers back?
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So I understand there will be bins that we can drop our deer heads off in to have them
Tested for cwd. Does anyone know how we go about putting buck heads in the bin? Do you cut the antlers out and place the head In a bag, then into the bin? Or do the head antlers and all go into the bin? If this is the case how do we get our antlers back?
If you want the antlers you need to cut them off first. I think that if you're taking it to a CWD certified taxidermist they can probably get it tested as well.
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In 5B, there was one deer on a deer farm found to have CWD. Sharpshooter killed hundreds in the immediate area around the farm and found none to have CWD. Checking deer from the past deer season, none were found to have CWD. Just to clarify.
To clarify, there were no sharpshooters, not one in the new DMA that includes WMU 5B and hundreds of deer were not killed. The only deer that was killed was one inside fence on the deer farm
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To clarify, there were no sharpshooters, not one in the new DMA that includes WMU 5B and hundreds of deer were not killed. The only deer that was killed was one inside fence on the deer farm

Thanks for clarifying. I remember reading the article about the Lancaster Co. deer farm discovering a case of CWD. In that same article it was reported of two different instances where sharpshooters shot deer....close to 200 total. I mistakenly tied them together, but they were in two different areas. None of the deer shot by sharpshooters tested positive for CWD in those areas. Also, none of the hunter killed deer from near the Lan. Co. deer farm tested positive for CWD.
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No problem, I hunt 5B in Berks Co so I keep an eye on what is going on.

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