Index

Woman with deer

Tips for putting high quality venison on the table

November 17, 2021

When preparing for deer hunting, remember food safety in addition to hunter safety!

Woman with deer

Tips for proper disposal of deer carcasses and parts to minimize CWD spread

November 9, 2021

Properly disposing of deer carcasses will help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease.

whitetail deer standing in snow

Hunters: Look for signs of illness in deer

November 4, 2021

Identifying deer with chronic wasting disease is not always possible by visual observation. There are common signs that may indicate a deer is sick, but it may or may not have chronic wasting disease.

Cooked venison on a plate.

Considerations for meat processors cutting venison to prevent spreading chronic wasting disease

September 7, 2021

Protocol for meat processors to follow when cutting and further processing venison this hunting season.

Man with deer

Hunters: pack rubber gloves to prevent the spread of disease

November 17, 2021

Practicing good hygiene and using simple harvest practices can help protect deer hunters this fall.

Deer standing in field

Considerations for meat processors accepting venison to prevent spreading chronic wasting disease

September 23, 2020

Protocol for meat processors to follow when accepting venison this hunting season.

Fawn with chronic wasting disease

What is chronic wasting disease?

May 19, 2020

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in many Michigan counties. Know the facts so that you can help slow the spread.

Deer with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease: What is a prion?

May 19, 2020

Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease that affects cervids such deer, elk and moose and is caused by a prion.

Michigan map with zones identified from which deer heads are needed to monitor for Bovine TB.

Be a partner in disease surveillance; turn in deer heads

December 9, 2020

Turning in the heads of deer taken is important for the management of bovine tuberculosis. There is a critical need in December to meet the county level goals set by USDA in Northeast Michigan. The help of every hunter and landowner is needed.