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Buying Land In Or Near CWD Area

12/2/14 @ 1:27 PM
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Swamp buck
User since 1/23/09
I'm thinking about buying some land about 30 miles away from a positive CWD test. I'm curious as to what has happened with land values within those areas and if people are having a hard time selling their land. Also, what do hunters think about the deer they harvest? Do they test them all? Do they eat them without a test? Has the quality of big bucks decreased because of the older bucks dying off?

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12/6/14 @ 5:03 PM
Wieland Outdoors
Wieland Outdoors
User since 3/27/10
I own land in Richland county. Values dipped, but not because of the CWD. The banking/loan crash that was orchestrated by Obama (then with ACORN) and Clinton did all the damage on that. Thankfully, the market has been rebounding and values seem to be more steady.

Hunting pressure and the mass slaughter of so dang many deer has kept the average age (in the vacinty of my farm) very young. 3-1/2 year old bucks now look huge and we only see a couple of 4 to 5 year old bucks per year. I've had the older deer tested that I have taken and all the tests have been negative. Its more common to see older that hat have contracted it Vs younger deer.

The few doctors that I have consulted with all said to eat the meat. There is 1 POSSIBLE case that couldn't be disproved of a human contracting the prion disease from eating deer. Keep in mind that so many other natural diseases are common for whitetail and they haven't gotten the publicity like CWD. I've shot 2 of the deer that tested positive for Cranial wasting. Only thought to have them tested because they shed their antlers before gun deer season.

12/2/14 @ 7:04 PM
journeymission
journeymission
User since 2/27/10
Hard to believe land values have been affected at all. Bucks are just as big as ever, though there are fewer deer than 10 years ago due to unlimited tags. We test any deer that's not a fawn and usually have results in a month.

12/2/14 @ 2:20 PM
Swamp buck
User since 1/23/09
Thanks B Fish. I'll turn it on

12/2/14 @ 1:46 PM
B Fish
User since 6/26/10
Swamp buck, turn your messenger on and I will send you a PM

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