Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

Deer CWD sampling set for Jan. 4-6 in Hackleburg

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is increasing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama after deer in nearby Mississippi and Tennessee counties tested CWD-positive.
CWD is a contagious and deadly neurological disorder that affects members of the deer family. To date, no deer in Alabama have tested positive for CWD.

Second case of chronic wasting disease detected; Marion County within 50-mile radius of case

MISSISSIPPI - Mississippi wildlife officials have confirmed the year’s second case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a white-tailed deer.
A deer exhibiting strange behavior was put down in Pontotoc County, Miss., near Ecru on Oct. 8. The deer had no fear of humans and attacked a dog, according to a report in the Clarion Ledger in Jackson.

Wildlife biologist overviews CWD threat

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Wildlife Biologist Matt Brock is shown updating local hunters and landowners about the threat of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer. Brock told those at the Alabama Forestry Commission’s May landowners meeting on Thursday, May 3, if the disease was to enter Alabama, it could hurt the state’s booming hunting industry.

HAMILTON - A room full of local hunters and landowners recently met with a wildlife expert, eager to hear any good news concerning a looming threat to Alabama’s wildlife industry.
Many left the meeting without the reassurance they hoped for.