Deer diseases, spruce grouse management, and more

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Most deer hunters in Central New York are familiar with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that was found here back in 2005. As you may remember, the NYSDEC set up an exclusion zone around the Oneida area, and did extensive testing over several years in conjunction with the Department of Ag and Markets. After thousands of deer were checked, it was determined that CWD did not exist in the New York deer population, and so the monitoring, testing, and quarantine program was suspended.

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