The Economic Benefits of Hunting - CWD Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Update | Great Days Outdoors

This is Huntin’ Land, the podcast for landowners and land hunters; with how-to’s for habitat management and land investment. If you own, manage, or dream of owning land, this is the podcast for you. On this episode, we discuss the economic benefits of hunting, and then dive deep into chronic wasting disease(CWD) in deer, first with education and then with what the state is doing to deal with the issue.



Some of the questions we’ll cover this week discussing Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer


What are the economic benefits of hunting?

What is chronic wasting disease?

Is it a prion disease and is it the same as mad cow disease?

Where and how did it start?

Where is it currently found?

How to deer get CWD?


How is it transmitted or spread?

How to identify CWD in deer?

Can you / How do you test for CWD?

How Long has the state been monitoring deer for CWD?

Can you eat a deer with wasting disease?

Is chronic wasting disease dangerous to humans in any way?

How does chronic wasting disease affect humans?

What are the economic impacts of chronic wasting disease?

What animals are affected by CWD?

How to prevent chronic wasting disease?

Is there a cure?

What is the state doing to combat CWD?


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Fall 2019 CWD Public Information Meeting Schedule

This fall, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is hosting a series of public meetings throughout the state to provide information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), WFF’s CWD surveillance efforts in Alabama and how hunters can assist. A schedule of upcoming public meetings can be found here.

CWD is a fatal disease affecting several species in the deer family (cervids). To date, CWD has been diagnosed in free-ranging or captive cervids in 25 states and three Canadian provinces. No cases of CWD have been found in Alabama.

In addition to providing CWD information, the meetings will also give hunters an opportunity to ask questions about the disease. Each meeting will run from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The media is encouraged to attend.

For more information about CWD and WFF’s efforts to prevent it from occurring in Alabama, visit

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit



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