CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

Boone and Crockett Club Helps Form Alliance

The Boone and Crockett Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Mule Deer Foundation formed a partnership alliance to address chronic wasting disease (CWD). The organizations agreed to pool resources and collaborate on ways to positively address the CWD issue.

Objectives
One of the greatest needs is the dissemination of timely and accurate information regarding CWD to the organizations’ members, the general public and the media.

Some activities include:

  • Consideration of grant requests for specific CWD research and management projects
  • Working with state and federal agencies to develop policy recommendations for the management and eradication of CWD
  • Providing expert testimony to select decision makers such as state wildlife commissions, state legislatures, and the United States Congress.

For most current up-to-date information visit the Alliance's web site at www.cwd-info.org


Free CWD Video Is Here and Now   

The Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance (CWDA) and American Outdoor Productions (AOP) have partnered to provide a free, on-line chronic wasting disease (CWD) education video, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. Titled "Shedding Light on CWD," the video presents current and comprehensive status information on CWD and shows proper field-processing techniques for deer, elk and moose harvested in CWD-positive areas.

Nearly 35 minutes in length and offered at two connection speeds, the video contains 19 chapters such as "CWD Facts," "State Regulations," "Field Dressing Precautions" and "CWD Testing." Each chapter can be viewed independently to allow users to access targeted information that pertains to their specific question or concern.

Combining the production expertise of AOP and technical input from CWDA, "Shedding Light on CWD" was initiated in 2004. Originally available only through sales, the video became free for on-line viewing after CWDA purchased the rights to the production from AOP last year. Since then, the video has undergone extensive updating to make it current with the most recent CWD information, regulations and research available.

AOP currently is providing on-line hosting services for the video and will cooperate with CWDA to provide informational updates.

"American Outdoor Productions was proud to be a partner in this important project," said AOP’s Director of Business Bob Fiesthumel, "The synergy involved in developing this video was inspiring. We at AOP are happy to continue to play a role in ensuring that hunters throughout the CWD-affected states and provinces are provided only the best, up-to-date intelligence on this disease."

To view the video, visit http://www.cwd-info.org and click on the Watch Shedding Light on CWD link,

or visit http://www.welcometohunting.com/video/CWD/cable/cwd.html to view or link to the video directly.


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