a reply to: soficrow
Here in PA our native elk herd was hunted to extinction years ago.
They repopulated our area with some from out west.
In the early 70's some started dying from 'supposed' brain worm.
Then all of a sudden, we didn't hear of anymore problems.
Some deer were supposedly found
in the southern part of the state with possible CWD.
If ever SHTF, nothing wild will be safe to eat!
Maybe that's all part of the plan!
That & the ridiculous new hunting laws
that are decimating the deer herd.
We used to see herds of 20 or more deer in the fall
on every farm that had apple trees.
Now you are lucky if you see a couple a year!
In hunting season you were only allowed one deer.
Only allowed to hunt doe 1 or 2 days, buck for a week.
Now you are allowed a doe & a buck,
& doe season is the same as buck in some places.
Now they give out so many doe licenses,
that it's a wonder there are any deer left at all!
I heard someone say they got three deer last year!
Must be allowed 1 in archery or muzzleloader season too!
I saw something on TV about moose dying off in Minnesota.
Found some info:
24 of the 50 calves that they collared, died!
50 newborn calves were collared.
Despite taking all the precautions they could think of,
one frustrating and unexpected result of the calf collaring is that 11 died.
Nine of them were abandoned by their mothers.
One died when a mother stepped on it during the attempt to collar it,
and one died for unknown reasons.
In addition to those 11 deaths,
four calves slipped their collars,
leaving a total of 34 for the researchers to follow.
By the end of the summer, 24 of them had died.
Four were eaten by bears and another 16 most likely were killed by wolves,
though researchers aren’t positive about four of those. One drowned,
two were abandoned by their mothers well after being collared and one died for unknown reasons.
If the 10 that are left survive the winter, their chances are good, DelGiudice said.
I don't call their chances good!
Those big collars on newborn calves???
They have to be loose enough so they don't strangle when they grow,
but tight enough so they don't get hung up on brush or anything.
Not to mention trying to run & stay balanced when you're a calf
wearing an awkward collar that makes you off balance & top heavy!
Don't they have a microchip or something they could use instead?
As usual, interference by humans has tragic results!
As far as CWD goes, do they even know as much as they think they do?
Who can believe anything they tell us anymore???