Minnesota Outdoorsman - Minnesota Fishing and Hunting Reports

Recent


Author Topic: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?  (Read 295 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Lee Borgersen

  • AKA "Smallmouthguide"
  • Pro-Staff
  • Master Outdoorsman
  • *
  • Posts: 14167
  • Karma: +33/-277
  • 2008-2011-2018-2019 MNO Fishing Challenge Champ!
    • Lee's Lake Geneva Guide Service
  • Liked: 348
  • Likes Given: 133
Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« on: October 15, 2019, 08:05:45 AM »
OK, after CWD-infected deer carcasses are gathered, den what? :confused:

October 12, 2019  by Associated Press 

 :coffee: .....
BRAINERD, Minn. — Wildlife officials in central Minnesota are discovering it’s not easy to get rid of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease. :banghead:

 :popcorn: ...
Minnesota has been wrestling with the disease since 2016, when it was first confirmed in wild herds in the southeastern corner of the state. This year, the ailment was confirmed in a wild deer in Crow Wing County north of the Twin Cities, the first case outside of the state’s southeastern region. Now every deer shot within a 13-mile radius must be tested.

The discovery has created myriad questions about what the county should do with infected carcasses. :scratch:

Legislators have set aside $50,000 to set up dumpsters. The Minnesota DNR is supposed to empty the dumpsters and take the carcasses to landfills.

But Minnesota Public Radio reports that Marv Stroschein, the Crow Wing County landfill manager, refused to accept any infected deer. :tut: He said he’s worried prions could seep out of the carcasses and infect the surrounding soil and eventually more animals. Prions are deformed proteins in deer’s brains that cause chronic wasting disease.

 :police: .....
The DNR looked into trucking Crow Wing County carcasses to a landfill in an adjoining county, but officials there were hesitant about accepting them after Stroschein refused to take them.

Michelle Carstensen, the department’s wildlife health group leader who is in charge of transporting carcasses from dumpsters to landfills, told the radio network that she was afraid Minnesota would end up like Wisconsin, where only 13 landfills accept deer waste.

Dan Kroll, the Wisconsin DNR’s solid waste coordinator, said landfills are afraid of being held liable for escaped prions. :tut:

 :Hunter: .....
Kroll said hunters in some areas now must drive 80 miles to get rid of their deer bones and many simply toss the bodies in ditches or smuggle them into prohibited landfills disguised as household trash.

Weeks before Minnesota’s bow season began last month, Carstensen of the Minnesota DNR offered Stroschein a 15-year-old incinerator to burn the carcasses. Stroschein accepted, although he told MPR that his workers had difficulty lighting the incinerator. :doah:

Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told the radio network that incinerators are too inefficient to serve as a large-scale solution for dealing with thousands of infected or potentially infected carcasses.

“When it comes to landfills and carcass disposal, scalability is a huge issue that needs to be addressed,” Osterholm said.

Chronic wasting disease attacks deer’s brains, causing them to grow thin and act strangely before killing them. Nothing suggests the disease can infect humans, although experts worry it could eventually jump the species barrier like mad cow disease.  :confused:
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 08:09:08 AM by Lee Borgersen »
Proud Member of the CWCS.
http://www.cwcs.org

Member of Walleyes For Tomorrow.
www.walleyesfortomorrow.org

              Many BWCA Reports
http://leeslakegenevaguideservice.com/boundry_%2712.htm

If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again

Offline Rebel SS

  • Master Outdoorsman
  • Posts: 20970
  • Karma: +179/-35
  • "Seems like time is here and gone".....Doobie's
  • Liked: 3053
  • Likes Given: 1118
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 08:16:56 AM »
All it takes is a couple tossed in a ditch somewhere, and the parts carried off by predators....

Offline Lee Borgersen

  • AKA "Smallmouthguide"
  • Pro-Staff
  • Master Outdoorsman
  • *
  • Posts: 14167
  • Karma: +33/-277
  • 2008-2011-2018-2019 MNO Fishing Challenge Champ!
    • Lee's Lake Geneva Guide Service
  • Liked: 348
  • Likes Given: 133
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 08:29:26 AM »
All it takes is a couple tossed in a ditch somewhere, and the parts carried off by predators....

Come on now Reb! Glenn wouldn't carry off dem bones. Would he? :scratch:
Proud Member of the CWCS.
http://www.cwcs.org

Member of Walleyes For Tomorrow.
www.walleyesfortomorrow.org

              Many BWCA Reports
http://leeslakegenevaguideservice.com/boundry_%2712.htm

If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again

Online glenn57

  • Master Outdoorsman
  • Posts: 20990
  • Karma: +179/-163
  • 2015 deer contest champ!!!
  • Liked: 1334
  • Likes Given: 1058
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 08:31:53 AM »
All it takes is a couple tossed in a ditch somewhere, and the parts carried off by predators....

Come on now Reb! Glenn wouldn't carry off dem bones. Would he? :scratch:
yea Glenn Beck is such a low life he'd do anything stupid!!!!!!!! :moon: :moon: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
2015 deer slayer!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Rebel SS

  • Master Outdoorsman
  • Posts: 20970
  • Karma: +179/-35
  • "Seems like time is here and gone".....Doobie's
  • Liked: 3053
  • Likes Given: 1118
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 08:36:00 AM »
All it takes is a couple tossed in a ditch somewhere, and the parts carried off by predators....

Come on now Reb! Glenn wouldn't carry off dem bones. Would he? :scratch:


I'm not able to answer that.

However, a hungry _______ (Fill in yer favorite type of person)  might....   :puke:    :bonk:

Online glenn57

  • Master Outdoorsman
  • Posts: 20990
  • Karma: +179/-163
  • 2015 deer contest champ!!!
  • Liked: 1334
  • Likes Given: 1058
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 08:45:13 AM »
 :pouty: :pouty: :pouty: :pouty:
2015 deer slayer!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Lee Borgersen

  • AKA "Smallmouthguide"
  • Pro-Staff
  • Master Outdoorsman
  • *
  • Posts: 14167
  • Karma: +33/-277
  • 2008-2011-2018-2019 MNO Fishing Challenge Champ!
    • Lee's Lake Geneva Guide Service
  • Liked: 348
  • Likes Given: 133
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 08:49:51 AM »
All it takes is a couple tossed in a ditch somewhere, and the parts carried off by predators....

Come on now Reb! Glenn wouldn't carry off dem bones. Would he? :scratch:
yea Glenn Beck is such a low life he'd do anything stupid!!!!!!!! :moon: :moon: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

If you will notice Glenn was wearing his Star wars deflector gear when answering dat accusation. :Clap:
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 08:51:24 AM by Lee Borgersen »
Proud Member of the CWCS.
http://www.cwcs.org

Member of Walleyes For Tomorrow.
www.walleyesfortomorrow.org

              Many BWCA Reports
http://leeslakegenevaguideservice.com/boundry_%2712.htm

If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again

Offline Lee Borgersen

  • AKA "Smallmouthguide"
  • Pro-Staff
  • Master Outdoorsman
  • *
  • Posts: 14167
  • Karma: +33/-277
  • 2008-2011-2018-2019 MNO Fishing Challenge Champ!
    • Lee's Lake Geneva Guide Service
  • Liked: 348
  • Likes Given: 133
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 08:54:31 AM »
All it takes is a couple tossed in a ditch somewhere, and the parts carried off by predators....

Come on now Reb! Glenn wouldn't carry off dem bones. Would he? :scratch:


I'm not able to answer that.

However, a hungry _ G---- (Fill in yer favorite type of person)  might....   :puke:    :bonk:
Proud Member of the CWCS.
http://www.cwcs.org

Member of Walleyes For Tomorrow.
www.walleyesfortomorrow.org

              Many BWCA Reports
http://leeslakegenevaguideservice.com/boundry_%2712.htm

If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again

Offline Rebel SS

  • Master Outdoorsman
  • Posts: 20970
  • Karma: +179/-35
  • "Seems like time is here and gone".....Doobie's
  • Liked: 3053
  • Likes Given: 1118
Re: Carcasses/gathered, den .....?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 02:21:18 PM »
https://www.kaaltv.com/news/minnesota-dnr-26-deer-disposal-bins/5546747/?cat=10151




DNR News Release

For Immediate Release:

Nov. 6, 2019

Questions? Contact DNR Information Center by email or call 888-646-6367.

Carcass disposal locations available for firearms deer hunters


Dumpsters available in CWD zones in north-central and southeast Minnesota
Hunters who harvest deer in north-central and southeast Minnesota during firearms deer season will have 26 dumpsters available in a variety of locations to dispose of carcasses after completing deer registration, chronic wasting disease sampling and removing the meat.

“These dumpsters will be in place in time for the hunting opener, and they’re an important part of the plan to combat CWD by helping hunters comply with carcass movement restrictions in CWD zones,” said Bryan Lueth, DNR habitat program manager.

Hunters in three zones – the north-central CWD management zone, the southeast CWD management zone and the southeast CWD control zone – must register their deer, complete required CWD sampling, and comply with carcass movement restrictions by keeping whole deer carcasses within the zone until receiving “not detected” test results for their deer. The DNR is providing dumpsters to enable hunters to quarter their deer and dispose of the carcass in a designated dumpster.

Locations of the dumpsters are posted on the DNR website for the north-central management zone, southeast management zone and southeast control zone. Hunters can check online to determine whether a disposal location has a quartering station. The DNR encourages hunters to use the dumpsters to comply with carcass movement restrictions and limit possible disease spread.

“Before you hunt, plan ahead so that after you have your deer sampled for CWD, you have what you need to properly quarter your deer and take meat out of the zone. Also consider if you want taxidermy work done. We tell hunters to plan as if you are going to shoot the biggest buck of your life,” Lueth said.

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 9. Having carcass disposal locations available to hunters aids in the DNR’s three-pronged approach to limit the spread of CWD in areas where the disease has been found in wild deer. The DNR aims to reduce deer densities; ban people from feeding deer in some areas to reduce this human-facilitated contact between deer; and restrict deer carcass movements.

CWD is relatively rare in Minnesota, and this is the first year the DNR has worked with waste haulers to provide dumpsters for hunters to use. Organizations and individuals are also contributing funding for the effort. So far, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Bluffland Whitetails Association, Crow Wing County and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association have participated in the DNR’s Adopt-A-Dumpster program.

“Thank you to organizations and individuals who’ve helped sponsor carcass disposal locations. Now, heading into the deer opener, we have nearly all the locations available for hunters that we originally planned,” Lueth said.

Keeping Minnesota’s wild deer population healthy remains the goal in the DNR’s response to chronic wasting disease. Since CWD was first detected in Minnesota in 2002, the DNR has tested more than 72,000 wild deer in the state. To date, 54 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in Minnesota.

CWD affects the cervid family, which includes deer, elk and moose. It is spread through direct contact with an infected cervid’s saliva, urine, blood, feces, antler velvet or carcass. There is no vaccine or treatment for this disease.

For more information on chronic wasting disease, including maps of CWD surveillance areas, frequently asked questions, hunter information, lists of meat processors and taxidermists, and for location of dumpsters, visit mndnr.gov/cwd.

###
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 03:10:20 PM by Rebel SS »

Offline Rebel SS

  • Master Outdoorsman
  • Posts: 20970
  • Karma: +179/-35
  • "Seems like time is here and gone".....Doobie's
  • Liked: 3053
  • Likes Given: 1118

 

Video