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CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby Southern Buck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:50 pm

So cwd was found in MS a couple years ago, and our dnr dropped a bombshell today.

Going to allow a special 2 day season in the north part of the state where hunters can take, get this, up to 2 bucks and 5 does over that weekend!

Claim they need more samples. I’m sure a lot of people will participate to the fullest extent too. They’ll be the first ones to complain when the hunting starts get really poor. :roll:

Between this and the devastating flooding in south ms, I’m really worried about the future of our deer herd.


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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby Southern slayer » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:01 pm

It will be very interesting to see how that works out for the MDWFP. I hope they don’t get to carried away with this approach or it could definitely affect the herd. I’m in an area that’s not affected currently, and I hope it stays that way ! :shock:
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm

It would be nice if a state that has some positive CWD deer would decide NOT to kill them all....you know, maybe try something else since every other state has tried the kill them all already. Feel bad for you MS hunters.
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Unread postby jporcello » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 pm

so what your saying is i need to buy a nonresident license and come fill a few freezers?
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby KRoss480 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:43 am

I really don’t understand much that the mdwfp does anymore. I honestly think that most people won’t even bother with hunting those two days, if they haven’t got it it done in the last 2.5 months of gun season what makes ya think 2 days will be any different.
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby thwack16 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:21 am

I saw this coming a few weeks ago when they were pushing for samples in the monthly newsletter.

Honestly, not a big deal to me. What have we had, 70 days of gun season this year? And truthfully 84 if you add youth and the ignorant antlerless only season. Not sure 2 more days can hurt much.

I believe participation will be really low.
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Unread postby whi52873 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:04 am

thwack16 wrote:I saw this coming a few weeks ago when they were pushing for samples in the monthly newsletter.

Honestly, not a big deal to me. What have we had, 70 days of gun season this year? And truthfully 84 if you add youth and the ignorant antlerless only season. Not sure 2 more days can hurt much.

I believe participation will be really low.


My question is how did CWD get to Mississippi?

Maybe a CWD positive deer from Arkansas ran 120 miles (closest Arkansas CWD county to Mississippi is Independence County) across the state, crossed the river, and spread the disease? That wouldn't make any sense though because the Arkansas Game and Fish has eliminated antler restrictions, made it illegal to bait deer, and made it illegal to use natural scents and lures. That should have stopped the disease from spreading, right? Or at least contained it, right?

The answer is no. Maybe they found the disease because they were looking for it and actually started testing deer??? Maybe? Just a thought.....

CWD has been around for a long time and will always be around. The dumb regulations and laws they are putting in place is a joke and will do nothing to stop the spread.

Not to mention only 15 deer have been tested positive for CWD in Mississippi. Mississippi tested over 7,000 deer last year alone. That's not even half of one percent.
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby thwack16 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am

whi52873 wrote:
thwack16 wrote:I saw this coming a few weeks ago when they were pushing for samples in the monthly newsletter.

Honestly, not a big deal to me. What have we had, 70 days of gun season this year? And truthfully 84 if you add youth and the ignorant antlerless only season. Not sure 2 more days can hurt much.

I believe participation will be really low.




The answer is no. Maybe they found the disease because they were looking for it and actually started testing deer??? Maybe? Just a thought.....

CWD has been around for a long time and will always be around. The dumb regulations and laws they are putting in place is a joke and will do nothing to stop the spread.

Not to mention only 15 deer have been tested positive for CWD in Mississippi. Mississippi tested over 7,000 deer last year alone. That's not even half of one percent.


I completely agree with you. I still believe after years of sharpshooting deer and a kill em all attitude, we'll come to an answer that CWD is a form of cancer or a cancer-like disease.
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby Southern Buck » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:42 am

thwack16 wrote:
whi52873 wrote:
thwack16 wrote:I saw this coming a few weeks ago when they were pushing for samples in the monthly newsletter.

Honestly, not a big deal to me. What have we had, 70 days of gun season this year? And truthfully 84 if you add youth and the ignorant antlerless only season. Not sure 2 more days can hurt much.

I believe participation will be really low.




The answer is no. Maybe they found the disease because they were looking for it and actually started testing deer??? Maybe? Just a thought.....

CWD has been around for a long time and will always be around. The dumb regulations and laws they are putting in place is a joke and will do nothing to stop the spread.

Not to mention only 15 deer have been tested positive for CWD in Mississippi. Mississippi tested over 7,000 deer last year alone. That's not even half of one percent.


I completely agree with you. I still believe after years of sharpshooting deer and a kill em all attitude, we'll come to an answer that CWD is a form of cancer or a cancer-like disease.

I hope you’re right on the participation. I know the MDWFP will get their samples one way or another, but as hunters it would be best not to encourage these types of policies/line of thinking.
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby backstraps » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:22 pm

Very frustrating no doubt! I don't know what the answer is, but like mentioned before.....trying to kill the herd isnt helping!
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Re: CWD hysteria hits MS

Unread postby raisins » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:09 am

A very large and populated state paid for my friend's master's degree (he was 22) if he'd build the population model that would be used to manage deer in the state, with no prior experience.

By the time I was done with school, I knew all the reasons not to trust models like he built.

It's probably still in use.

This is part of the reason why I have trouble trusting the actions of DNR agencies.


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