The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By JACK BALLARD
Candidate for MT Second Congressional District 

Guest Opinion: Rosendale Fails Montana Hunters on CWD

 

December 29, 2021



As I write this, the quarters of a white-tailed buck deer I harvested over the Thanksgiving weekend hang in my garage. It’s not that I couldn’t find time in the last 10 days to get the cutting, grinding and packaging done. I won’t butcher it until I get back the testing results for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

CWD is an always-fatal neurological condition that’s spreading rapidly in our country’s deer herds. It also affects elk and moose. Much of its workings are still a mystery to researchers. CWD is not caused by bacteria or a virus. Rather, it occurs in relation to mutated p...



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