Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is here and is a major threat to Tennessee’s deer and elk populations, as well as the conservation funding they generate for all wildlife. It has a negative impact on our wild deer herds, unless it is aggressively addressed.
The Federation has assembled and is working with a coalition of large-scale landowners in the heart of the CWD-positive area. In November 2019, the Federation held its first CWD grassroots action call to provide timely updates on the latest happenings and information to help them play a more effective role in managing the problem.
Meanwhile, the Federation continues to advocate for the passage of two key pieces of federal CWD legislation that would bring additional support to Tennessee.