Understanding Everything About CWD – Chronic Wasting Disease

What Is Chronic Wasting Disease? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. It causes a characteristic spongy degeneration of the brains of infected animals resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death. CWD belongs to a group of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). […]

White-tailed Deer Rut in Kentucky, Love is in the Air!

It’s going on in the woods near you — the rut — the white-tailed deer’s annual mating season. It doesn’t play out on the silver screen, but the story that unfolds is filled with emotion, ritual, and romance, like some award-winning movie. Halloween is the unofficial kick off of the deer rut in Kentucky, and […]

Defend Against Chronic Wasting Disease This Fall

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2019) — As hunters return to the woods and fields for the fall seasons, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is increasing its efforts to monitor the state for chronic wasting disease (CWD) at the same time. Seventeen years ago, the department recognized an encroaching threat to Kentucky’s deer and elk […]