Under a new proposal, disease surveillance areas could be established when chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild or captive deer.
Beth Ellis balances farming and conservation at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm
A reduction in bag limits and antlerless permit use, as well as a shift in the youth season during the 2015-2016 hunting seasons, were among regulations proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 11,…
The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was recently documented in Ohio in a captive deer herd in Holmes County. There is no evidence the disease has affected the state’s wild deer population. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Senior Director of Policy Outreach Dr. Leah Dorman met with state officials to talk about Ohio’s first case of the disease. She’s compiled a list of some frequently asked questions about CWD and suggestions for deer hunters when they dress the animals.
More changes could be in store for Ohio’s deer hunting regulations. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife recently modified its 2014-2015 hunting regulation proposals after considering public input and reviewing data.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife recently proposed changes to deer hunting regulations. Ohio Farm Bureau submitted comments on the proposal with support for some of the changes and concerns with others. Ohio Farm Bureau members across the state have developed substantial policies on wildlife issues, which provided the basis for the organization’s comments.