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April 26, 2007

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Discussion Topic: Does Doe Pee Spread CWD?

From Halifax’s The Daily News:

Nova Scotia hunters will have to leave their deer pee at home.
In an effort to stop the contagious, lethal Chronic Wasting Disease from hitting Nova Scotia deer and elk, the Department of Natural Resources is banning the use of deer scents that contain bodily fluid. . . .

The disease has been diagnosed in commercial game farms in several states and provinces where the products originate. There are no regulations on the imported scents, which hunters can purchase at WalMart and Canadian Tire. . . .

"I don't think there's going to be a huge uproar about it," [Natural Resources wildlife director Barry Sabean] said, adding hunters have been ahead of the government on the CWD issue.

What do you think? Would you support a similar ban in your area?



Well, I guess I'm going to have to support it. I can see the logic behind it, myself. I just wish they had of put a warning out last fall so I wouldn't have bought a bunch of Tinks while in the states this spring.

And BTW, we don't have elk. Just though I'd throw that in,

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