From Sept. 1-Nov. 30 heads of mule and white-tailed deer caught in the wildlife management units of 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 along the southern B.C. border must be submitted for testing, said a provincial government news release. | Screencap via gov.bc.ca

B.C. makes CWD deer head submissions mandatory

Hunters in British Columbia’s Kootenay region are required to submit deer heads for testing of chronic wasting disease following the discovery of nine cases along the Montana border. From Sept. 1-Nov. 30 heads of mule and white-tailed deer caught in the wildlife management units of 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 along the southern […] Read more

While some studies have shown that CWD could pass from deer species to non-human primates, the real-world studies that have been done don’t seem to bear this out.  |  File photo

Chronic wasting disease sparks public health concerns and lobbying

Recent concerns about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has some calling for Canada-wide regulations and monitoring to support hunters, as well as a ban on game farms to ensure public safety and protect wildlife health. Wildlife officials aren’t as convinced. Darrel Rowledge is one of 34 signatories of a letter sent to Prime […] Read more

The province said a three-and-a-half year-old bull elk submitted as part of the voluntary CWD surveillance program tested positive. | Flickr/Larry Lamsa photo

CWD found in new area of Sask.

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered south of Melfort, Sask., marking a new area of the province for the disease. The province said a three-and-a-half year-old bull elk submitted as part of the voluntary CWD surveillance program tested positive. It was found in wildlife management zone 42E. CWD has now been confirmed in 45 of […] Read more