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  •  I read Kroll's recommendations and mostly they (0+ / 0-)

    were about ways for the DNR and hunters to better get along. The problems some states have with their DNR is hard for me to understand, but it sounds like things are a lot different many places in the east. All of our wildlife folks hunt. Hunters think they are great, lots of cooperation.

    Out here very few get carcasses tested, yet statistics show that CWD varies from one to four of five percent in many units. Many people are eating CWD meat.

    The recommendation is not to eat it. But when only one out of a few hundred bother to submit a carcass for testing I know that most don't take it seriously.

    I sought out the folks at the University doing testing here, and they just don't have much luck transmitting the disease. They inject brain stem tissue into animals. Also feed lions on donated meat. There's also a program breeding elk with resistance to the disease.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 06:41:45 PM PDT

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    •  The new management strategy isn't Kroll's (0+ / 0-)

      plan, but something else specific to the disease transmission vectors.   As the article noted they aren't talking about it until it's been peer reviewed and published.

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