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CWD and The Future of Deer Hunting Part 2

Chronic Wasting Disease presents a real threat to how we'll hunt deer for years to come.

CWD and The Future of Deer Hunting Part 2

CWD is not an apocalyptic-type disease sweeping through wildlife as the internet might suggest, but it is real, and its power to change the future of deer hunting is evident. (Photo courtesy of Real Tree)

This is Part 2 of our series on how CWD is affecting deer populations and deer hunting. You can read Part 1 here.

As Chronic Wasting Disease continues to spread in deer herds across the country, it is causing long-term effects to how wildlife officials manage both deer herds and the disease itself. As a result, deer hunting as we know it, is likely to change. And these changes aren’t going to come years into the future. They’re likely to happen soon, and some, like baiting and deer urine bans, as well as...

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