Yep, know the feeling. My test so far came back “Not Detected” but I now field dress and handle my deer like it’s a HAZMAT operation. I am really hoping a field test kit will be available soon.I’m in the middle of DMA 3....it’s only a matter of time...thank you deer farmers and Dept of Ag...makes me sick...daughter came through the house yesterday after she stepped in deer ----...first thought was......great....I have prions all through my kitchen... Transportation of live deer is why we are in this position right now...should have stopped 20 years ago....no deer should of been allowed to enter the state... Used to love to shoot a couple doe for my family to enjoy...I loved processing and making all kinds of jerky and sausage......now not so sure...
Good information on that page. Thanks.
I completely agree, but people have been eating cervids west of the Mississippi since then. I live in the heart of DMA2 and I'm sure I know people, if not myself, that has consumed it.Says you! It wasn't on this side of the Mississippi in the 70s.
That's great. I hunt in the same area and shot a healthy looking buck on the first day of archery. I dropped the head off to get it tested and it got lost. According to the graph there has been 68 positive test results in DMA2. GeezWhat county?
Looking at the number tested and the number that came back positive, even in the “hot area”, they are only finding about 2-3 deer out of every 100 tested. If you are a statistics person, you can assume that is the current prevalence rate in the wild population. They have sampled enough from a statistical standpoint that they can firmly say right now it affects about 2.5% of the population in the core area, DMA2. I am in DMA 3, where they found a total of six, but still got mine tested. Have not got the results back yet.I agree that 1 is too many.When I kill a deer their is backstraps in the frying pan the same night.Allways has been and allways will be.