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.

Study Shows Predators, Not Deer, May Be Spreading CWD & Lyme Disease

6/18/2012 - Increases in the deer population have been blamed for the explosion of Lyme disease cases in recent years, but changes in the numbers of foxes and coyotes - and what they eat - may actually be responsible, according to a study.

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Far West Texas

7/11/2012 - AUSTIN — Samples from two mule deer recently taken in far West Texas have been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer. Wildlife officials believe the event is currently isolated in a remote part of the state near the New Mexico border.