Deer urine ban creates argument for hunters, manufacturers

In 2003, it became illegal to feed wild deer here in New York. That in itself didn’t get the full attention of the sporting community. But conditions would soon change.

In 2005, chronic wasting disease was discovered in New York’s whitetail deer herd. When that happened, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Agriculture and Markets decided that an aggressive approach was necessary if we were going to hold CWD at bay.

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