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    BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    Dr. Helen Schwantje, Wildlife Veterinarian/Fish and Wildlife Branch, sent out this request a few weeks back:

    I have spoken on CWD and Bovine TB at BCWF AGMs but we are not getting the samples we need for confidence that these diseases are not present. And we need to. For that we are asking for your help in ways to outreach to hunters who harvest any cervid in three focus areas of BC the Peace Region and East Kootenay in general and in MU 8-23 in the North Okanagan.

    In short, The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations would like your help in testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in our wild deer, elk, and moose populations.



    Heads Wanted Flyer Provincial

    Heads Wanted Flyer Cherryville/MU 8-23

    Information Bulletin

    What You Need to Know

    Information for Hunters

    For more information, please contact Adam Hering Wildlife Health Biologist 250-953-5140 Adam.Hering@gov.bc.ca
    Or
    Mike Bridger Fish and Wildlife Biologist Peace Region 250-787-3294 Michael.Bridger@gov.bc.ca

    Government has updated their Wildlife Health website, which also includes a poster describing the surveillance program. Some of the collection sites listed are no longer in existence.

    Do you have any ideas as to how to get hunters to participate in this important research program?
    Last edited by 2chodi; 09-04-2015 at 05:47 PM.

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    offer me a guaranteed leh.

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Sofa King View Post
    offer me a guaranteed leh.

    I'll pass that on.

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    I would suggest the best way is to advertise this at those meat cutting drop off locations, and even have them ask each person dropping off an animal to participate. Not sure if this has been around for a few years but I've dropped on game at these locations and never heard about this.
    Yup, that coiler is a personal best...

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Rafiki View Post
    I would suggest the best way is to advertise this at those meat cutting drop off locations, and even have them ask each person dropping off an animal to participate. Not sure if this has been around for a few years but I've dropped on game at these locations and never heard about this.

    Good idea, and yes, the program has been around for a while. We have several freezers at the North Peace Rod and Gun for the program and got a few heads in the early years of the program, but nothing in the last couple of years.

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    Where close to 8-23 is there a drop off ... bang animals down every year in that MU

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Liveforthehunt View Post
    Where close to 8-23 is there a drop off ... bang animals down every year in that MU
    Good question - I will see what I can find out.

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    First I've heard of all of this. Between my son, father and I, we could have dropped off at least 3 heads last year.

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    They had a freezer at franks store in cherryville for them

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    Re: BC Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchhead View Post
    They had a freezer at franks store in cherryville for them
    Excellent thx. I will make sure I drop a couple off this year

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