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Old 03-08-2011, 01:48 PM
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Default CWD Information, including Head Submission Guidelines

The following link provides info on CWD for hunters in Alberta - includes disease updates, maps, and guidelines for submitting heads.

http://srd.alberta.ca/FishWildlife/F...ngDisease.aspx

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Old 03-23-2011, 03:39 PM
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Below is a link to the results of the 2010 fall CWD surveillance program and below that a map showing where CWD positives have been found to date. The disease is heading westward at an alarming rate.

http://srd.alberta.ca/FishWildlife/W...s/Default.aspx


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Old 03-23-2011, 05:17 PM
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Yep i agree westward here it comes its in 2 river drainages will be in Camrose shortly.. gheee we should have continued RAT PATROL at border.. sorry to say but reality
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:36 PM
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Default Dumb questions.

Are you not suppose to eat these deer? How long does it take to find out if the deer is CWD?
What do you do with the remains if it is CWD? Can you shoot another one?
Is there any outward sign that the deer is not healthy?
Does the disease occur equally in bucks and does?

Thanks. I wish it wasn't moving west.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:43 PM
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Default The web site answered some of the questions.

What is being done about this? How come so many mule deer? What are the risks if the deer has been consumed?

Has this always been the case or is it something new. In the "old days" could a hunter identify an infected deer at autopsy?

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:57 PM
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Are you not suppose to eat these deer? How long does it take to find out if the deer is CWD?
What do you do with the remains if it is CWD? Can you shoot another one?
Is there any outward sign that the deer is not healthy?
Does the disease occur equally in bucks and does?

Thanks. I wish it wasn't moving west.
You can eat the deer. They say that the disease is not transferrable to humans (all my deer and elk have been negative for CWD). It can take weeks to months to get the results back as SRD has a lot of testing to do (the longest I've had to wait is about 3 or 4 months)... as for the remains, there usually aren't much as I don't let my deer hang or sit in the freezer for that long. You can shoot another one if you have a tag for one. And, from the CWD Alliance:
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The most obvious and consistent clinical sign is weight loss over time. CWD affected animals continue to eat but amounts of feed consumed are reduced, leading to gradual loss of body condition. Excessive drinking and urination are common in the terminal stages.

Behavioral changes also occur in the majority of cases, including decreased interactions with other animals, listlessness, lowering of the head, blank facial expression and repetitive walking in set patterns. In elk, behavioral changes may also include hyper-excitability and nervousness. Excessive salivation, drooling and grinding of the teeth also are observed.
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As for the questions in your second post... type in CWD in the search window here, on google or any other outdoors forum in western Canada/ US and have your reading glasses handy.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:31 AM
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The link provides some updated information of Chronic Wasting Disease.


Management of CWD in Canada:
Past Practices, Current Conditions, Current Science, Future Risks and Options

February 9-10, 2011, Edmonton

http://www.ccwhc.ca/publications/CWD...d_20110516.pdf


Saskatchewan has already recorded CWD in THREE more cervid farms in 2011.
FIVE Sask game farms have been recorded as CWD positive in just the last six months. The problem is just getting worse.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/.../cwdmdce.shtml
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:12 AM
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You can eat the deer. They say that the disease is not transferrable to humans
It would be foolish to consume any product with CDW. The WHO specifically states that NO product infected with a prion should be consumed. The suseptibility of humans to this disease is not yet known. The problem is that the latency period (the period between infection and when symptoms manifest) is typically measured in decades. In a lab setting, they (IIRC the University of Wyoming/Colorado?) have shown it is theoretically possible for
this prion to infect human tissue. You may ask, "what does that mean for hunters?" Well, no one really knows at this time, and as such, caution should be advised.
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Are you not suppose to eat these deer? How long does it take to find out if the deer is CWD?
What do you do with the remains if it is CWD? Can you shoot another one?
Is there any outward sign that the deer is not healthy?
Does the disease occur equally in bucks and does?

Thanks. I wish it wasn't moving west.
The CDC and WHO recommend not eating prion tainted meat, however there is no evidence of CWD infecting humans. It is considered a cervid specific disease. The CWD test takes 4-6 weeks; however, this is dependent on volume received at the lab (if you submit late in the season it may take longer). If you harvest a CWD positive deer you will be contacted directly by the Alberta Wildlife Disease Unit. Then you will be provided with information regarding your test result and the choice of keeping the meat or surrendering it and receiving a new tag for that area the following season. All CWD positive meat that is surrendered is either incinerated at the F&W facility in Edmonton or disposed of using deep pit burial.

Many of the CWD positive cases that are taken by hunters are not clinical, meaning they don't look sick and many look very healthy. In Alberta. CWD is significantly more prevalent in Mule deer, and in that species it is skewed toward bucks.

For more information please go to http://mywildalberta.com/Hunting/Saf...ngDisease.aspx
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:57 AM
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The CDC and WHO recommend not eating prion tainted meat, however there is no evidence of CWD infecting humans. It is considered a cervid specific disease. The CWD test takes 4-6 weeks; however, this is dependent on volume received at the lab (if you submit late in the season it may take longer). If you harvest a CWD positive deer you will be contacted directly by the Alberta Wildlife Disease Unit. Then you will be provided with information regarding your test result and the choice of keeping the meat or surrendering it and receiving a new tag for that area the following season. All CWD positive meat that is surrendered is either incinerated at the F&W facility in Edmonton or disposed of using deep pit burial.

Many of the CWD positive cases that are taken by hunters are not clinical, meaning they don't look sick and many look very healthy. In Alberta. CWD is significantly more prevalent in Mule deer, and in that species it is skewed toward bucks.

For more information please go to http://mywildalberta.com/Hunting/Saf...ngDisease.aspx
This is great information, thanks. How do I submit my deer head for testing?

I have to ask, how do you know so much about this program? I haven't seen too much about it.
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Hello

I just submitted my animation to the 11SecondClub, this is my first time trying out this competition. When I tested the animation after it submitted, there was no sound on the file. The file I uploaded, however, did have sound. So Im wondering if it is normal for there to be no sound right after you upload your submission? Thanks for the help
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here is the latest CWD with the Moose

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http://srd.alberta.ca/FishWildlife/W...Mar15-2013.pdf
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Thanks for the link.
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Thanks for the link.
only 14 more to go, and some more time on here eh Bud?
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At least 85 positives for CWD from the fall of 2014. So my question is where were the carcasses from these 85 positives discarded?
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:48 AM
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https://youtu.be/IxxTjaVS4v8

Stumbled upon this video the other day. I will be trying this for the future. Hopefully they will take these items for a submission

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Anyone have any idea how long testing is taking this year. I dropped off my deer head Nov 13 at Cabelas in South Edmonton. Any idea how long its taking others to get back results?

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Got my results back last week. Negative. The biologist advised that some of the heads were put in the bottom of the freezer that were submitted first.

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here is a update

http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/...s/default.aspx

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I turned in 2 heads near the end on November and still have not heard. Is this normal?
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Confusing. Couple of screen shots from Alberta Relm site.




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Old 05-15-2020, 07:06 PM
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Up Date as of May 5 2020

https://www.alberta.ca/chronic-wasti...TQpbsr_Y#toc-0

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Wow, was surprised to see a couple in the Calgary bow zone (wmu 212), especially so far west in the zone. Not good!

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Calgary is a bit surprising.
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OCT 1 2020 Update with maps and new areas !!!

https://www.alberta.ca/chronic-wasti...Qpbsr_Y#toc-0:)

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Old 06-02-2015, 09:21 AM
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3 mule does in 4 yrs tested positive for CWD. Each seemingly very healthy when harvested. Surrendered meat of each when results returned. I do own butchering, but still worry about some CWD positive deer that may have slipped thru butcher shops in past years.
I really wish there was way to curb/stop this disease.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:46 AM
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here is a up to date link

http://esrd.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife...g-disease.aspx

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Default CWD now around Edmonton...

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-n...or-bc-wildlife
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