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    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducts an annual surveillance program for chronic wasting disease in deer. This year, scientists will be testing deer harvested in the following central Ontario wildlife management units: 42, 46 (north of Parry Sound only), 47, 49 and 50.

    View a map of these Wildlife Management Units:

    If you harvest deer in these wildlife management units, you can participate in the testing program by:


    • giving roving crews a small tissue sample from the head of your deer
    • dropping off your deer’s head at a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry freezer within a few days of harvest.


    You can drop off the head of your deer at these freezer locations.

    Town Location Address Hours
    Emsdale Deer Lake Trout Farm & Archery 1212 Deer Lake Road Mon. – Sun., 9-5
    Sudbury Ramakko's Source for Adventure 2345 Regent Street Mon.-Wed., 9-6; Thurs.-Fri., 9-9; Sat.-Sun., 9-5
    Powassan Brushey's 518 Main Street Mon.-Fri., 9-5; Sat.-Sun., 9-2
    Warren Creative Meats 7437 Hwy 17 Mon.-Sat., 9-5; Sun., 10-5
    Rosseau/Humphrey Patricia Drechsler (Hats for Hides) 1009 Hwy 141 Mon.-Sun., 9-5
    Massey Birch Lake Abattoirs 556 Birch Lake Road Mon.-Sat., 8-6
    Pointe au Baril Shell Gas Station 1675 Hwy 69 Mon.-Fri., 7-10; Sat., 7-9; Sun., 8-10

    SOURCE: http://www.ontario.ca/page/hunting-n...ates#section-1

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    If they find just one animal with CWD, like they did in portions of Wisconsin, will they try to eradicate ALL deer??? Wisconsin hired sharp shooters in areas called " CWD Eradication Zones" Population of ALL deer were wiped out. Healthy or not, slaughtered!!!
    Last edited by chris lavoie; October 3rd, 2015 at 09:44 AM.

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    So what are you saying Chris...we shouldn't take part in the program in case they find a deer with CWD ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris lavoie View Post
    If they find just one animal with CWD, like they did in portions of Wisconsin, will they try to eradicate ALL deer??? Wisconsin hired sharp shooters in areas called " CWD Eradication Zones" Population of ALL deer were wiped out. Healthy or not, slaughtered!!!
    how does MNR determine who's a sharpshooter and what not? Looks like i'm part of the program since I will be in WMU46/47

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    So what are you saying Chris...we shouldn't take part in the program in case they find a deer with CWD ?
    It wasn't the CWD that eradicated the deer in Wisconsin, but the over reaction of state officials. Hunting hasn't been the same in eradication zones since 2003 and 2004 eradication.

    Most deer eradicated did not have CWD!!!

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    That is how they stop the spread of CWD Chris...early detection, then stop the spread.

    So I take it your not going to participate and just hope there is no problem ?
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    What is the plan if they find CWD?? They should already have one beings that other states and provinces have dealt with an outbreak. Will they do the same as Wisconsin?? Kill more healthy than sick. Will they let the predators take care of the sick?

    I went to a meeting in March 2003 in Eau Claire Wisconsin where scientists were giving their options to the people gathered. Their plan was not pretty.

    Only way to eradicate CWD it to eradicate all the deer, healthy mostly!!
    Last edited by chris lavoie; October 4th, 2015 at 09:14 AM.

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    Using synthetic doe urine is one way if preventing the disease. They have already started preventative medicine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris lavoie View Post
    They have already started preventative medicine.
    There is no such thing..
    Because neither practical vaccines nor treatments are available for CWD, reducing deer densities through culling is a common yet controversial disease management approach to minimize contact between infected and susceptible hosts
    Here's a link to the issue that you should read Chris, get yourself up to speed on the facts before you do spreading bad information.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...67587713002894

    Hunters are asked to participate in the CWD efforts to help keep the herds healthy.
    Last edited by MikePal; October 5th, 2015 at 10:55 AM.
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    Agree with you Mike.
    As far as eradicating deer if one is found - well that's the idea behind the testing.
    Not something to look forward to, but if CWD is found, would it be better to ignore it?
    Odds of finding a deer with CWD in Ontario - very, very low...and even lower in eastern/northern Ontario. Even in southern Ontario we don't have the deer densities that have (had) in the states, and we don't have the baiting practices (i.e. dumping tandem loads of sugar beets) which contribute to CWD spread.

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