DEC announcements

DEC SEEKS HUNTER SUPPORT TO KEEP CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE OUT OF NEW YORK

 CWD is a highly contagious and deadly brain and nervous system disease that affects deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family. CWD is always fatal and there are no vaccines or treatment available. The agent that causes the disease is called a prion and it is virtually indestructible. Prions are found in the lymph nodes, brain and spinal tissues of infected animals, which can shed (spread) prions in their urine, saliva, and feces. Also, certain parts of dead animals remain infectious on the landscape and in the soil for many years. There is no evidence that CWD can infect humans, but DEC urges caution when handling or processing CWD susceptible animals.

http://www.cwd-info.org/


DEC ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF PHEASANTS FOR 2013 HUNTING SEASON

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8363.html



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