Can someone tell me why this "recent" hysteria over chronic wasting disease has been circling over us like a perpetual storm cloud? Enough already. These fears are ridiculous. Read one of the many repurposed news briefs out there and you'd think that we're all going to fall over and die if we get our hands on a CWD-infected deer. We're not. And I'm not the only one who believes that.
We’ve all heard wildlife experts warn us about how horrible a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) contagion would be for our nation’s population of deer, elk and other cervids. As sportsmen and conservationists, we naturally want to help. The thought of an untreatable disease wiping out our whitetail deer and elk herds is very scary.
But what should really scare us is when wildlife professionals resort to scare tactics, heated rhetoric, and lies to close down wildlife commerce
and shut off new hunting opportunities. After years of research, the facts on CWD tell a whole different story.