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With the Chronic Wasting Disease that's great at our southern border, the New York Department, the Committee on Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture and Markets announced the first risk minimization plan for the Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease on Wednesday

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball rolled the plan at a press conference in Kirkwood, Broome County, about one mile north of the Pennsylvania border.

To date, 24 states have engaged with CWD in t heirs of wild deer herds. Pennsylvania discovered CWD in a captive deer facility in 2012. Soon after, the disease was also discovered in the wild deer herd of the state. It has been detected in more than 100 locations across the country. Conners: Up to athletes to judge reactions to the NRA

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Tests by Pennsylvania biologists found that more than 50 deer harvested in the 2017-2018 season were infected. This, of course, raises concerns in New York, where CWD was first discovered in 2005 in a rehabilitation facility. The reaction in New York was immediate and aggressive, resulting in no additional discoveries since the seven original cases in Oneida County.

A draft risk mitigation plan was announced in 2015. The final plan was made available on Wednesday. Details of the plan were not available until the end of the journal. However, what should be missing in the final plan is a ban on the use of natural deer odors, a popular tool for stag hunters.

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The multi-agency plan is needed as DEC is responsible for the management of wild deer, but Ag and Markets are responsible for captive deer, as they occur in hunting canning and game farms wear. [19659010] According to the Centers for Disease Control, although it has been reported that CWD has not been transmitted to humans, it is recommended that the meat of infected or diseased deer not be consumed.

Help spread invasive aquatic plants [19659020] Since the bass season is only a month away and many recreational sailors are already on the water, it is important that anyone here in New York take a boat from a water body Others are particularly alert about preventing the movement of water stops.

There has been intense effort to control the spread of invasive aquatic species in the waters of the Adirondack Park. Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute has worked hard to prevent the introduction of new invasive species into Adirondack waters. But we should not lose sight of the fact that waters are vulnerable everywhere in the state.

It's also important to remember that it's not just boats with tugs that are a problem. Kayaks, canoes, Jon boats, rowing boats and dinghies can all add to the problem.

Responsible anglers and boaters must do their part to ensure that our waters are not suffocated by aquatic plants.

The best way to protect our water resources to avoid shifting your boat from one body of water to another. If movement is inevitable, then there are a number of things you can do to see that you are not moving one or more intruders.

The Institute makes the following suggestions:

  • Thoroughly inspect your boat and trailer for vegetation
  • Remove the vegetation from propellers, trucks, engines and anchors and anchor lines.
  • Dry your boat for one to two weeks in the sun and air.
  • Wash your boat (if possible with high-pressure cleaner). or at a car wash.
  • Completely empty the bilge and life wells. Remove the plugs and leave them, do not forget to reinstall them before your next trip.
  • Empty bait buckets and throw away unused bait.
  • Empty or disinfect ballast chambers.
  • Hands off grass beds while boating. Driving through your boat increases the problem.
  • Hold your boat on a lake. Great idea, but not always practical. And if you can not do it, start at the top of the list.

If you're traveling north to Adirondack Park to use your boat, you'll find boat wash stations that are strategically located near large bodies of water] But no matter where you use your boat, it is the responsibility of every boater to ensure that you do not spread invasive aquatic plants. You can clog waterways to the point where navigating can become almost impossible.

One final note: New York state regulations require boaters to take "reasonable precautions against the spread of invasive water from recreational craft." The rule can be found in NYS Regulation 6NYCRR Part 576.

Bill Conners of the Federation of Fish and Game Clubs writes about outdoor issues in players. E-Mail: conners@billconners.net