October 16, 2008
Wisconsin’s Response To New CWD Finding “Ho-Hum”
By Scott Bestul
From The Green Bay Press-Gazette:
The state's response to finding chronic wasting disease in a Portage County game-farm deer last Friday was so calm, orderly and pragmatic one almost misses the good ol' days of 2002 when we packed auditoriums and gymnasiums for anti-CWD pep rallies. . . .
These actions contrast with Michigan's response to its first CWD case. . . [which prompted the state] DNR on Aug. 26 banned deer feeding and baiting in the Lower Peninsula. . . .
[G]ambling the disease isn't outside its established region . . . [Wisconsin will] continue to allow people to feed and bait wild deer. . . .