Posts Tagged ‘cwd’

MUCC, Nugent face off over baiting white-tailed deer and HB 4687

Baiting deer took center stage this morning as Ted Nugent passionately and candidly claimed he was not a scientist or biologist on the subject — but someone who lives with deer — in front of the House Committee on Government Operations. Nugent, who testified next to Rep. Michelle Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington),…

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NRC takes action on CWD regulations this July

At this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, chronic wasting disease regulations are up for action. The meeting will take place on July 11 at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at 4125 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. If you are unable to attend but would like to watch, check out the MUCC Facebook page! A full…

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Chronic wasting disease regulations simmer for another month

At the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, chronic wasting disease regulations are up for information, with antlerless deer license quotas in the Upper Peninsula up for action. The meeting will take place at the Detroit Zoological Society at Ford Education Center Theater, 8450 West Ten Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. If you are…

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Thumb-area APRs fall short, NRC takes aim at deer regulations in May

Chronic wasting disease regulations and U.P. antlerless deer license quotas are up for information, with fall turkey regulations up for action at the May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting will take place at Lansing Community College at Gannon Bldg., 422 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. If you are unable to attend but…

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Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease and PFAs outlined in the Executive Budget

Last Tuesday, the executive branch proposed the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Most notable is the $2.3 million earmarked for research of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Of that allotment, $2 million is one-time funding for the research on the transmission, spread, and prevention of the disease. And $300,000 is ongoing funding to support the…

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In the Field: Response to CWD

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC The newest set of CWD positives is startling. At least 30 positive cases in Michigan, with more to come for sure, as thousands of samples are waiting at the lab for the rest of the CWD test kits to be delivered. This is horrible news for Michigan deer.…

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In the Field: Wildlife Disease Lab

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I had was able to take a day to volunteer at the Michigan DNR Disease Lab. Before I go into the details of what goes on at the lab, let’s start with the check stations – where these deer come from. At the check…

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In the Field: CWD and TB Awareness

by Anna Miterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC Rainbows remind me of hope. I was driving up to Alpena to talk about managing deer in the TB area on Saturday when my friend Morgan and I saw this rainbow. It has been a rough week, a lot of focus on disease. While there is a lot to be disappointed about…

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