New Mexico DGF EXPANDS CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CONTROL AREAS, while Texas flounders
Posted Sep 17 2012 10:33pm
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Contact: (505) 476-8000 firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 17, 2012:
DEPARTMENT EXPANDS CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CONTROL AREAS
SANTA FE – Chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in southern New Mexico has prompted the Department of Game and Fish to expand areas where hunters must observe special rules pertaining to the handling and transportation of animal carcasses.
The Department has designated the entire Game Management Units 34, 28 and 19 as Chronic Wasting Disease Control Areas. Previously, only portions of some units were designated as control areas.
Department rules allows hunters who take a deer or elk within a control area to transport only certain portions of the carcass outside the boundaries of the Game Management Unit from which it was taken. Those portions include:
Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately. Quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached. Meat that has been boned out. Hides with no heads attached. Clean skull plates with antlers attached. Clean is defined as having been immersed in a bath of at least one part chlorine bleach and two parts water, with no meat or tissue attached. Antlers, with or without velvet, attached to skull plate with no meat or tissue attached. Upper canine teeth, also known as “buglers,” whistlers,” or “ivories.” Finished taxidermied heads. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose. It belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases. The disease attacks the brains of infected deer, elk and moose, causing the animals to become emaciated, display abnormal behavior and incoordination, and eventually die.
To date, ongoing investigations by state and federal public health officials have shown no causal relationship between CWD and human health problems.
Hunters can assist the Department in its chronic wasting disease research and tracking efforts by submitting deer or elk heads for testing within 48 hours of harvest at a field-testing station within a control area. Hunters who harvest deer or elk outside a control area can submit heads for testing at any Department office. Participating hunters will be entered into a special drawing for transferrable elk or oryx licenses.
For more information about chronic wasting disease, the drawing, or a field-testing station location, please call the Department at (505) 476-8080.
CWD NEW MEXICO RECORDS IT'S 19 CASE (near Texas border again)
Date: August 29, 2007 at 6:39 pm PST
ANOTHER DEER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE LAS CRUCES ? New Mexico recorded its 19th case of chronic wasting disease in deer in a sick animal found in the Bishop's Cap area of the Organ Mountains.Officer Richard McDonald investigated a report of an emaciated deer July 12.The animal was unaware of human presence, chronically thirsty, urinating often, and staying in and near a water source. Officer McDonald followed the state's protocol for disease surveillance by killing the animal and sending it to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Albuquerque for testing.Based on the symptoms and the area from which the deer came, the laboratory was instructed that chronic wasting disease (CWD) was highly probable.Laboratory diagnostic testing confirmed presence of CWD in this deer. Thisis the 19th deer with confirmed CWD found since it was first detected in New Mexico in 2002. Two elk have also been found with CWD.This deer was in Game Management Unit 19, where special CWD restrictions already exist for hunters.Anyone who finds a deer or elk that appears unaware of human presence and displays symptoms including droopy ears, emaciation, chronic thirst, frequent urination, and reluctance to leave water, should report their observations to the Department of Game and Fish, Wildlife Management Division, (505) 476-8127.
Subject: CWD NEW MEXICO RECORDS IT'S 19 CASE (near Texas border again)
Date: August 29, 2007 at 6:39 pm PST
ANOTHER DEER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
New Mexico recorded its 19th case of chronic wasting disease indeer in a sick animal found in the Bishop's Cap area of the Organ Mountains
IF we could only put up the imaginary fence that seems to work so well per TAHC keeping these deer and elk from coming into TEXAS from New Mexico with CWD, if we could just use the same one for the illegal aliens, we would same a bunch of money, and it probably would works just as bad as the one that's there now, or NOT. ...TSS