Hunters have a new tool to help them negotiate an ever-changing landscape featuring chronic wasting disease (CWD), an always-fatal nervous system disease found in deer, elk, moose and other cervids spreading across the United States and Canada.
The CWD Alliance recently unveiled an interactive map that allows hunters to view CWD areas, regulatory CWD status and hunting regulations on a state-by-state basis. The tool will help hunters better understand restrictions about the movement of cervid carcasses to or from states where they hunt or live.
While the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation did not contribute directly to this project, it did provide a supportive role through the CWD Alliance, of which it is a sponsor and founding member dating back to 2002.
In early 2022, RMEF announced it allocated $100,000 in grant funding to help CWD research. That grant combines with those of other contributors to total nearly $450,000 specifically for 2022 CWD research.
(Photo credit: CWD Alliance)