CWD


As a follow-up to a recent posting, here is the presentation given by Cait Nelson, provincial wildlife health biologist, given at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club on Monday, June 26, 2017. The main messages are:

  • CWD exists in Canada
  • CWD has NOT been confirmed in BC with over 3400 wildlife samples processed
  • We need to keep sampling
  • Far too few samples are being provided in the BC Peace

CWD Guide Image

 

“The federal government has quietly issued a warning that a progressive and fatal neurological disease affecting deer, elk, and moose populations in western Canada and the United States for decades might infect humans.”

CWD Animal

Read the full article.

Cait Nelson, provincial wildlife health biologist, will be at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club at 7 PM tomorrow to talk about Chronic Wasting Disease.

Update

Now that hunting season is in full swing and you switch your focus to deer, please consider bringing a head into the gun club to participate in very important research into Chronic Wasting Disease. We are now participating in “hats 4 heads”, so if you bring in a head for sampling, you will receive one of the program hats. If you are worried about the integrity of your head because you are considering taxidermy or a mount of some kind, that can be accommodated.

Hats for Heads

 

CWD What Does a Good Sample Look Like

BC Provincial Government scientists are once again petitioning hunters to help in providing deer, elk and moose head samples to further the research on Chronic Wasting Disease in British Columbia. So far there are no known cases of CWD in BC, but this disease is across the border in Alberta.

If you are a hunter, or know a hunter, you can pick up a sample kit at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club and if you harvest a deer, elk or moose this year, the sample can be brought to the freezers at the NPRG Club.

The following documents provide more information:

2016 CWD Press Release

CWD Heads Wanted

CWD Hunter Factsheet

CWD What You Need to Know