From: Barbara Simpson [mailto:
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 1:41 PM
To: 'Barbara Simpson'
Subject: : DNR seeks harvest, reporting of ear-tagged deer
IMPORTANT Information: Deer from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive facilities in Pennsylvania were shipped to Indiana and some deer have escaped in the Jackson County Area including Bartholomew, Jennings, and Scott. It is not known if the deer are infected with CWD. Please see DNR request for help to find and harvest these deer for testing.
Please pass this alert along to your members.
Indiana Wildlife Federation
4715 West 106th Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748
For immediate release: Oct. 20, 2012
DNR seeks harvest, reporting of ear-tagged deer
The Department of Natural Resources is advising hunters to be on the lookout for ear-tagged deer in Jackson County and the neighboring counties of Bartholomew, Jennings and Scott, and to harvest them if possible.
Hunters who harvest an ear-tagged deer in these counties or anywhere else in Indiana are asked to immediately call DNR Law Enforcement at (812) 837-9536. Anyone who strikes and kills an ear-tagged deer with a vehicle is asked to call the same number.
The focus on the four-county area is due to farm-raised deer that escaped from a captive cervid facility whose owner is cooperating with DNR. The deer may have been exposed to chronic wasting disease (CWD) at a captive facility in another state before being transferred to Indiana. The DNR and the Indiana Board of Animal Health need to obtain the escaped ear-tagged deer to conduct disease testing.
Of particular interest are any deer with a yellow ear tag bearing the prefix IN 764 followed by another four numbers or any deer with a yellow ear tag and two numbers on it.
DNR staff will assist in transporting the deer carcass to Purdue University for testing at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
DNR will replace the hunter’s license at no cost.
Media contact: Phil Bloom, DNR Communications, (317) 502-1683.