Wisconsin Hunting Reports/Discussion

CWD in Wisconsin

11/4/19 @ 3:09 PM
Swamp buck
User since 1/23/09

Well LittleLuck that was quite a rant about a lot of things regarding deer hunting. What all hunters want is for our deer to forever run free in our wild lands nationwide! I think every hunter if he/she is a hunter wants that. The fact is we DON'T KNOW -YET! Scientists in a lot of states and provinces are working trying to understand what we have on our hands and if there is a threat long term to our deer and elk populations and if it can become a problem for the human population. What I want is for people to understand that this disease is no joke. We need to continue to demand the DNR studies the disease and find out all we can

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4/23/24 @ 10:47 AM
Fin Bender
Fin Bender
User since 9/16/11
Also from the original "article" in Neurology:

Not applicable.

There was no study, no causation, no mention of anything relevant like where this occurred. That Journal has got to be embarrassed as heck for printing this drivel. It published rumor and lie. It's a sad commentary on what our world has become.

There was discussion here about falsehoods and outrageous claims being made by those who benefit from research dollars being spend on CWD. This situation is exactly that. Non scientific lie being touted as science in order scare people and leverage more spending dollars. I hope whatever institution these people are affiliated with issues reprimands.
4/23/24 @ 9:02 AM
User since 3/18/08
“If the article that was posted a few days ago is a concern to you, you might want to read this

Additionally, read the actual paper in Neurology, and come to your own conclusions: Neurology paper.

Here’s the sentence in the abstract that sums things up nicely, in my opinion (bolding and underlining done by me): “Although causation remains unproven, this cluster emphasizes the need for further investigation into the potential risks of consuming CWD-infected deer….

These researchers are really trying hard here to make a link, without proof.  They even admit as much.
4/23/24 @ 6:48 AM
User since 7/3/01
Yes, counties under the baiting ban have had the ban restrictions removed after the 3 years expired and no new CWD positives found.   I do not have a graph to express which one have been expired.

4/23/24 @ 5:11 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 3/9/11
Has there ever been a county that reopened for feeding/ baiting deer after a ban? 3 year's to me goes by real fast and I've never seen any headlines that a county is reopened. I would think that there would be a chart showing what that date is for the affected areas 
4/22/24 @ 11:39 AM
Fin Bender
Fin Bender
User since 9/16/11
If the article that was posted a few days ago is a concern to you, you might want to read this.

Claim that Hunters got CWD from eating venison are false
4/19/24 @ 9:39 AM
User since 6/16/03
How old was the freind that died? Same age? So inconclusive.
4/19/24 @ 6:42 AM
User since 1/10/19
I saw that as well direwolf on that site. I fish and hunt the u.p. every year so I've used mi sportsman for a long time.  I spend much more time on that site than this one.  It reminds me a lot of what this place used to be like with varied discussions of all things outdoors with many voices chiming in.  Lake link is a basically a dead sea compared to years past with more discussions of football, baseball, and alcohol, things of which I care nothing about, rather than fishing, hunting or the outdoors, things I care greatly about.  I see mi sportsman got 90 responses to the cwd article, this place not so much.   
4/17/24 @ 4:43 PM
3/23/24 @ 5:46 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 3/9/11
fishfillet guess my thousand's of pictures from my camera's hold no water either!
3/22/24 @ 2:07 PM
User since 1/8/13
I don't agree.  Not many older class deer ‚Äčare taken or were taken (when baiting was legal), over bait piles.  The younger deer are the ones that come in during shooting hours 99% of the time.   The older deer usually hang back till way after dark.  That theory about cwd at bait piles for older deer holds no water.   It's just "your" theory.  
3/16/24 @ 6:38 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 3/9/11
A big buck will also dominate any bait pile, any apple tree or any food plot over any smaller buck or any doe. I can see where they say that the disease is more likely found in a mature buck!
3/15/24 @ 10:37 AM
User since 2/6/19
JC, the reasons you list are exactly why older bucks are more likely to get/have CWD.  They are more prone to it.
3/15/24 @ 9:35 AM
User since 4/1/05
"My main concern with CWD is that older bucks are more prone to the disease"

Just to clarify, older bucks are no more prone to CWD than a doe fawn.  Both have equal chances of getting CWD upon exposure.  The reason older deer get it more often is simply more time spent in the environment.  The reason more bucks get it is they simply cover more ground.  So as one would surmise, older bucks would be the most likely to carry the disease simply due to a greater chance of being exposed.
3/11/24 @ 4:19 PM
User since 3/18/08
 "Jeff pointed out that the avj. age of bucks harvested in CWD zones is increasing. I found that quite interesting."

I don't doubt that's what the data shows.  Most hunters these days only shoot older aged bucks.  Older aged deer are most likely to carry the disease, so those are the ones getting tested.  Thus skewing the ages to show more older aged deer.  I do doubt that's what the true age structure on the ground is though.....
3/11/24 @ 1:01 PM
User since 2/6/19
So you are asking me and others to believe YOU?  I've provided links to back up my statements, please do the same.  I'm not calling you a liar, but there are liars in the world and people with axes to grind.  People sometimes "hear what they want to hear" and can mis-hear or miss the context of statements. 

I'll stick to facts, thanks.
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