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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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1/26/24 @ 9:08 AM
FishinXtreme
FishinXtreme
PRO MEMBER User since 1/12/14
Should toss a 18 year old in there too! 
1/26/24 @ 8:44 AM
Gillespie
User since 2/6/19
Dr. Walloch should run for president.  We have two 80 year olds squaring off for the top job in the country.  Why not throw a 90 year old into the mix?!!
1/25/24 @ 7:36 PM
Fin Bender
Fin Bender
User since 9/16/11
RW said re: southwestern WI: "My opinion: Is CWD going to wipe out the WI deer herd?  No.  Is it going to change the deer herd into something else that we may not like, such as smaller bucks or fewer deer in general?   Don’t be too quick to say “no”. " 

Ironically these things have already occurred in Northern Wisconsin, although not from CWD, the end result is the same.
1/25/24 @ 5:20 PM
FishinXtreme
FishinXtreme
PRO MEMBER User since 1/12/14
I’m more concerned with what’s going on way south. We got far bigger problems than CWD. Way worse. Bunch of heads in the sand, the fox is in the hen house.
1/25/24 @ 4:52 PM
fishfillet
User since 1/8/13
Robert, nobody said the dnr out to get anyone. However,  they are taking advantage of getting lots of money to fund the research.  You say you know a few people.  Everyone does.  I know someone who is in the hunting industry and has had some conversations with a trusted local warden.  The warden didn't go into details but said were not exactly being told the truth about cwd.
1/25/24 @ 4:33 PM
1/24/24 @ 9:29 PM
robertwhite
User since 3/18/08
"His views are different but I respect him. No need to degrade him"
Fishin…..thank you for that.   I will return that sentiment to you as well.

I hunt public and private land in the southwestern part of the state and have harvested CWD+ deer.   I test my deer and would hate to see that option go away if somehow DNR lost funding to pay for it.  I have long time friends and hunting buddies who work with DNR in some shape or form, and not just wildlife.  I know Foresters, Water Quality staff too.  None of them are out to get you.  None.  To read statements such as the DNR is involved in some cottage industry with CWD and money is beyond ridiculous.  It’s why I’m quick to throw the challenge flag when I see such silliness.
 
My opinion: Is CWD going to wipe out the WI deer herd?  No.  Is it going to change the deer herd into something else that we may not like, such as smaller bucks or fewer deer in general?   Don’t be too quick to say “no”. 

I’ve heard the crazy stories of DNR releasing cougars, or dumping wolves out of black vans in the middle of the night, and I know it’s an act in futility to argue with folks who are set in these views.  Such as I find myself on this thread. 
1/24/24 @ 8:52 PM
FishinXtreme
FishinXtreme
PRO MEMBER User since 1/12/14
The big city just keeps voting them in. Wake up men! I’m talking straight to you blue no matter who.
1/24/24 @ 8:49 PM
FishinXtreme
FishinXtreme
PRO MEMBER User since 1/12/14
I do agree that the handling of CWD by the DNR is a complete joke. A bunch of bureaucrats trying to do the work that good ol country boys should be doing. Not everyone in the DNR is a joke, just the top brass!! 
1/24/24 @ 8:47 PM
FishinXtreme
FishinXtreme
PRO MEMBER User since 1/12/14
Rw is a good guy. His views are different but I respect him. No need to degrade him. 
1/24/24 @ 6:42 PM
fishfillet
User since 1/8/13
Robert, I can tell your older.  Lol.   Noone said the dnr wants cwd. They do receive money for it though.  Never let a crisis go to waste.   In my opinion, it's a waste of money.  It's been here forever.  It's not going away.  The deer population has always been good and healthy until the dnr gave out too many tags and encouraged hunters to kill everything.  Cwd doesn't put a dent in the deer heard and doesn't have a detrimental effect.  
1/24/24 @ 6:21 PM
OneFineDay
User since 7/22/12
Perhaps this why some are so very defensive of this cash cow.  Could it be???  Hmmmmmm
1/24/24 @ 5:47 PM
Brother of the brush
User since 1/22/12
Without cwd, 100's, maybe 1000's, maybe more would lose their high paying jobs.  Pretty easy to figure out why they keep it at the top of the list.  Same could be said for nearly all gov. agencies.
1/24/24 @ 1:38 PM
OneFineDay
User since 7/22/12
TURN THE PAGE, my heavens. 
1/24/24 @ 1:30 PM
robertwhite
User since 3/18/08
The underlying argument is that in some way the DNR actually wants CWD here, and the money being spent on it is somehow proof of that?

LOL
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