crankn101 wrote:The main problem is the govt has a track record of lying to us so it makes it hard to believe a thing they say. I know CWD was used as an excuse to destroy whitetail herds along the frontrange of Colo to "protect" mule deer and Im assuming appease insurance interests as well .
There is no truth to that statement. CWD was first identified in captive mule deer in Colorado. No one definitively knows what started CWD, but there are theories that it may be related to scrapie found in domestic sheep.
I trust the biologists who have studied and worked with wildlife and diseases more than some random people on the internet with no advanced training in wildlife, medicine, or biology (including myself). That's why I It bothers me that I read the same uninformed comments from people all over the internet.
I live one unit over from a CWD area, and I have no doubt that in the next few years it will be in my area. I will test my deer and I will not eat any deer that tests positive. I think CWD will really affect my desire to hunt deer once it hits my area. I'm sure I'm not alone in that sentiment, and that's why I feel CWD is one of the biggest threats to hunting right now.