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Re: E-M:/ Infectious prions found in deer meat



CWD will likely inevitably spread thru wild cervid populations throughout North America.
If it proves hazardous to humans, the ultimately irony is that the only "safe" venison will be found in the same enclosures that abetted its spread. An additional consideration is the high value of hunting property. Much of the land in Northern Michigan has little potential for agriculture, timber, or real estate development, yet it sells for $1000 an acre and up for its hunting potential. What would happen to rural tax rolls if interest in hunting property suddenly collapsed because of a CWD scare?  The behavior of our legislature is unconscionable. Wisconsin is worth watching.
 
 
John Covert
Friends of the Detroit River