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DNR continues testing for CWD

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The shotgun deer season is well underway and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is again monitoring for signs of Chronic Wasting Disease in the animals taken by hunters. D-N-R wildlife research supervisor, Willy Suchy, says they’ve been testing for C-W-D since 2002. “We’ve had a couple of positives now, one in a wild herd and a couple in captive situations, so we are doing enhanced surveillance in those areas to see if there’s anything on the landscape that we need to look for,” Suchy says.

The main effort will concentrate on portions of northeast and eastern Iowa near Wisconsin and Illinois, south-central Iowa near Missouri, as well as in Pottawattamie, Cerro Gordo and Buchanan counties. The one positive in the wild population came in Allamakee County in 2013.  “The good news is that we’ve sampled up there for 12 years and this is the first positive. We’ve had over thousand samples within five miles of where this deer was detected, and when we look at the genetics — Iowa State examined it — and it looks likely, you can’t say 100 percent for sure, but it looks likely that it was a Wisconsin deer that actually emigrated into Iowa,” according to Suchy. While C-W-D is fatal to deer, Suchy says it is not a concern for hunters.

“If a deer tests positive, the C-D-C does encourage people to not eat those deer, but there is no proven health risk,” Suchy says. The C-W-D sampling involves removing and testing the brain stem and lymph nodes of the deer. Hunters willing to provide samples may contact a D-N-R regional office to arrange collection. For more information, check the Iowa D-N-R’s website at: www.iowadnr.gov.

(Radio Iowa)

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix and roll out on floured surface 1/4″ thick.  Slice with pizza cutter in 1/4 ” strips.  Place into boiling soup and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning down heat.

(Dawn Bergman)

 

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  • 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • 1 quart whole tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup barley

Brown hamburger and drain.  Mix all ingredients in 5 quart crock pot.  Cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.

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