Reported in Scott Walker seeks tougher rules on deer chronic wasting disease. (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/3/2018)
As new CWD cases emerge, endemic apathy remains in Capitol. (Green Bay Press Gazette, 4/27/2018)
Despite those findings, the DNR’s communications office acted as if the news was a footnote to renewing baiting and feeding bans. Those restrictions are in effect for at least three years in Oneida and Eau Claire counties, and two years in Langlade, Buffalo, Dunn, Pepin, Chippewa and Trempealeau counties.
Then again, downplaying CWD has been the DNR’s game plan since Gov. Scott Walker took office in January 2011. Gov. Walker quickly entrusted Wisconsin’s deer management to Greg Kazmierski by appointing him to the Natural Resources Board, which sets DNR policy.
Original 11/11/2015 post, "Walker administration fiddles while chronic wasting disease spreads", starts here.
As quoted in New deer hunt practice may further weaken state tracking of deadly CWD. (Madison.com, 11/16/2015)
Well, at least those biologists who are still employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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CWD prevalence and surveillance.
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