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Today on the show we’re joined by Russ Mason of the Michigan DNR to discuss deer diseases such as CWD and EHD, and the challenges of managing a state’s whitetail herd.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– What Russ Mason does as the Chief wildlife officer for the Michigan DNR

– The full lowdown on what Chronic Wasting Disease is and how it effects whitetail deer

– All the details of the recently announced discovery of CWD in a wild Michigan deer

– The inside scoop on the full plan for dealing with CWD in Michigan

– Insight into how to minimize the risks of CWD and how we might contain it

– The best and worst case scenarios for CWD in MI and across the country

– What a CWD outbreak means for deer hunters

– An overview of how EHD impacts deer and what we hunters need to know about it

– The challenge of improving hunter and wildlife agency relations and much more insight into what the view looks like from a DNR perspective

– And so much more. This is a fascinating and frank conversation you don’t want to miss.

Show Notes, Resources, Links:

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– For more details about the CWD situation in Michigan, visit the MI DNR website here

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