WI DNR CWD Response plan and objectives are open for public input. They will also be discussed at County CDAC meetings in January. This caught my eye, from the response plan, especially the last goal.
Anticipated Results by 2025
There is a statewide ban on baiting and
The number of preventable escapes and
number of animals per escape from cervid
farms is minimized as much as possible.
The time elapsed from notification of an
escape event until the joint DNR/DATCP
action to remove the escaped cervids from
the landscape is reduced.
Farms with CWD-positive animals
are depopulated, secured, and
The DNR has fencing authority over farms
of all cervid species and over farms that
have been depopulated.
Depopulated CWD-positive farms are
secured against the ingress of wild cervids
until, using the best science available, it
is determined that those premises are no
longer high-risk sources of CWD-causing
Hunters throughout the state are aware
of the importance of proper disposal
of butcher waste and carcass parts and
options for proper disposal are readily
High-risk parts of wild cervids are not
being moved from CWD affected areas.
There is significant progress in bringing
statewide deer populations closer to
ecologically sound population levels.