Can The Wisconsin Deer Herd Survive CWD?

The Wisconsin DNR has released early findings regarding how CWD can influence overall deer populations and specific survival rates of infected deer compared to non-infected animals inhabiting the same regions.

In January 2017, the Office of Applied Science began a comprehensive study of deer mortality in southwestern Wisconsin as part of the Governor’s Initiative on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). In this article, we report the results of our first year of monitoring deer survival. Since these are early results, we’re going to focus on broad differences between CWD positive and negative deer. We’ll report the percentage of deer that survived over the course of the year and how that differed between CWD-infected deer and uninfected deer. We’ll also break down the causes of mortality. More focused analysis, including sex, age and geographic differences will become possible as we gather more data.

The study hopes to shed light on how CWD might affect deer mortality rates overall. Looking beyond the animals who perish from obvious CWD symptoms. Initial data is showing that CWD infected animals are statistically more apt to die from a variety of reasons when compared to the non-infected herd, but the data is still too new to draw any solid conclusions.

Despite this level of uncertainty, the estimated survival rates are already significantly different from each other by statistical standards. Therefore, we can now say with confidence that the survival rate of CWD positive deer is lower than for negative animals, which was expected.

Read more at wi.gov

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Central Wisconsin Real Estate Update

The seller’s market continues in Central Wisconsin with inventory remaining low throughout most of the state. Homes on acreage and Wisconsin hunting land listing numbers are down compared to this time last year.

With the upcoming spring thaw, the Wisconsin real estate market will become more active throughout Central Wisconsin as more and more home and land sellers begin to leverage the Spring selling season. When this will happen exactly is anyone’s guess but in the past, it’s usually mid to late March when things start picking up.

Hunting land listings are usually first to gain momentum with many buyers eager to get out and explore potential areas of Wisconsin hunting land for sale. It’s much easier to walk a 40 without having to trudge through a foot of snow!

Residential real estate listings usually begin to accelerate late March to early April into May. many homeowners like to wait for the grass to green up and the landscaping around the home to look nice before putting their property on the market.

Regardless of what type of Wisconsin property you are in the market for, things are going to heat up fast with more listings showing up online in the near future.

Central Wisconsin Real Estate Update was first published on: http://www.huntinglandwisconsin.com/

Positive CWD Tests Spur Baiting Bans

Langlade and Lincoln counties in Wisconsin had baiting banned on Feb 1, 2018 after a recent announcement of a CWD positive deer test confirmation. According to a press release issued by the DNR Monday afternoon, as required by law, this finding will establish baiting and feeding bans for Lincoln and Langlade counties effective Feb. 1, …

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West Nile Virus Killing Grouse

Up until now, West Nile Virus was thought to primarily effect crows, jays and other related bird species. Recent studies are indicating that the virus may be impacting grouse populations as well. Ruffed grouse in Wisconsin have traditionally followed a rather mysterious 7-year population swing. Recently, the upswings have not experienced the high grouse numbers …

West Nile Virus Killing Grouse was first published on: Hunting Land Wisconsin Site

2017 Wisconsin Pheasant Stocking Report Numbers

Good news Wisconsin pheasant hunters! The 2017 Wisconsin pheasant stocking report is out and it’s looking like somewhere in the neighborhood of 76,000 pheasants will be stocked on WI hunting land this year. Pheasant production on state game farms was good last spring and summer and funding continues to be strong. The Wisconsin DNR will […]

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