A prion is a mutant protein and not a living organism.Since CWD is caused by "prions", how does science combat those? It's not like bacteria or viruses which we have dealt with in other places. I've read that those prions can exist in the soil for lengthy periods of time. Is a prion even a living thing - or some kind of mutated protein?? Anyone know ??
he was looking for bigger bucks and a balanced buck to doe ratio...he got the bigger bucks....wait a second...
Then why was Gary tramping around with a small rack in one hand....and a wayyyy bigger rack rack in the other .. saying you want left hand or right hand?.....
I'd say the buck:doe ratio is way more even now. 1980s and 1990s you'd see 20 doe before you see a buck. Now I feel like it's more of a 50:50 shot at whether the deer walking by will be a buck or a doe. Time in the field has shown this as well as trail cameras and a backyard feeder.the buck to doe ratio they envisioned when this whole thing took effect never happened. we were suppose to shoot the big mature does and let the smaller antlerless deer go that would save all the button bucks, thats why they increased the "doe" seasons and instituted HR efforts. kill more doe let the bucks grow.
never happened because PA is mostly a "brown and down" state, we love our venison to much to let a deer walk away.
Bears are also harder to judge. Especially if they are alone in the woods. A lot of hunters have never seen a bear in the woods. For most hunters, getting any bear is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. If a hunter sees a bear, in bear season, while hunting, and he has a tag, he's usually going to take the shot. He's not calmly looking over herds of bear, waiting for the right size to harvest.Comparing bear cubs to young deer is ridiculous due to the sheer numbers of deer and season length, and the fact that cubs are legal for all to shoot not just some.
I’m not a expert on Deer but this season I saw over 30 Does in Archery season and NO bucks. Not even a spike. I‘m in 1A and there are plenty of Doe tags to go around. I sure would like to see some of those dummy Bucks you keep saying are all over the woods.
Geez, Dick - thanks for the cheerful news! (kidding!) Thanks for clarifying what a prion is. I believe I read somewhere that they can exist in soil for - who knows? - how long. Is that correct??A prion is a mutant protein and not a living organism.
Since it is not a living organism it can't be cured or killed. It can only be destructured and they are finding that to be nearly impossible to accomplish.
They have been studying prions in various TSE diseases since at least the 1950's, and maybe even earlier, but so far they have not found a cure for any TSE disease or even a solution to prevent them from eventually mutating and crossing species barriers.