Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer Within 25 Miles of Alabama

Alabama News Network has been following the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer for years. It has still not been discovered in Alabama, but for the first time, CWD has been found in deer within 25 miles of the Alabama state line. Wildlife officials in Mississippi say two hunter-harvested white-tailed bucks in northeast Mississippi have what’s being called “suspect…

More CWD Cases Confirmed in Neighboring States

Alabama Wildlife officials are stepping up their efforts to keep a deadly deer disease out of the state as more cases of Chronic Wasting Disease are confirmed in neighboring states. Right now, there are no confirmed cases in Alabama, but we’ve learned of 40 new suspected cases in Mississippi and close to 150 confirmed cases in Tennessee.  The disease is…

Alabama Ups Deer Disease Checks; CWD in Neighboring States

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is increasing checks for a lethal deer disease because chronic wasting disease has been found in neighboring Mississippi and Tennessee. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is asking hunters to submit harvested deer for tests. This can be done at check stations, drop-off freezers, or offices of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries….

Wildlife Officials Hold Public Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Monday afternoon, State Wildlife officials held an information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease affecting several species of the deer family, including the prized white-tailed deer. CWD has not been found in Alabama, but it has been found in 25 states including Mississippi and Tennessee. In 2018, a case was reported in Northern Mississippi….

EXTRA: Chronic Wasting Disease

Alabama Wildlife officials are fighting to keep Chronic Wasting Disease out of Alabama.  There have been three confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mississippi this year.  The most recent cases were confirmed this fall and the proximity to the Alabama border is causing concern. It’s compared to Mad Cow Disease but for deer;   Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal…