Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Macomb, IL
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Re: Quality Deer Management pays off again
As Brhino stated there are cases in Wisconsin, and there has been only one confirmed case in IL. There were biologists from the DNR in a bunch of countys in IL collecting heads. On the IL/WI border they were collecting 500 heads per station, but at my check station they were only collecting 65. As for waiting to eat the meat, don't bother waiting. CWD only affects the brain. It will not ruin the meat of the animal. And if you shot a deer with CWD you would know it. They get super skinny (you can count their ribs and such) and stumble around like they are drunk. They litterally waste away. So go ahead and eat the meat, it isn't affected by the disease, and the disease does not affect humans or livestock. It only affects animals like deer, elk, moose, and other animals in the same family.