Tuesday, February 23, 2016
ARKANSAS Detects First Chronic Wasting Disease CWD in a wild elk http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2016/02/arkansas-detects-first-chronic-wasting.html
??? One of the subjects confessed to taking a fourth deer in Texas, which was wasted and dumped in Arkansas. ???
Wrong State of Mind
A Bowie County game warden received a call from Arkansas Game and Fish officers in reference to a truck they had stopped that was traveling east on Interstate 30 from Texas. The vehicle contained 10 whitetail deer, a bobcat and a turkey breast that had all been harvested in Central Texas. It is illegal to transport a deer with bones from a chronic wasting disease state into the state of Arkansas. Since the wildlife officers in Arkansas were not entirely familiar with Texas laws, they requested the Bowie County warden to inspect the subjectís game for any Texas violations. The warden inspected the deer at the Arkansas Game and Fish district office and wrote several citations for tagging proof-of-sex violations. The state of Arkansas filed several cases for transporting deer with bone still attached, seized all of the animals and parts for their violations, and tested the deer for chronic wasting disease.
Donít Mess With Texas... or Arkansas
A Gregg County game warden responded to a Longview Animal Control call regarding a decaying doe hanging in a residentís tree. When the warden located the deer, he also discovered an additional untagged doe behind the property and an untagged nine-point buck. Two of the four individuals interviewed claimed they harvested the two deer in Arkansas. One of the subjects confessed to taking a fourth deer in Texas, which was wasted and dumped in Arkansas. When questioned about the discrepancy between their harvest dates versus the date printed on their Arkansas hunting licenses, two of the subjects acknowledged hunting without a license. The warden then contacted Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers who advised that they were pursuing more than $2,500 in charges. They also said that two of the men face one year suspensions, while another would receive a lifetime hunting license suspension in Arkansas. Civil restitution and multiple charges were filed, including no hunting license; hunting during closed season; failure to keep game in edible condition; untagged deer; and no harvest log. Investigation is ongoing and cases pending. https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20150122e
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Parks and Wildlife begins reducing deer population at Texas Mountain Ranch Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE Prion Update http://www.ksat.com/news/defenders/parks...-mountain-ranch
*** I kindly would like to comment on a few statements from the TPWD et al ;http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2016/02/parks-and-wildlife-begins-reducing-deer.html
kind regards, terry