State Senator Aims to Delay Implementation of CWD Rules

Republican State Senator Steve Nass is looking to either kill or delay new regulations ordered to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. Governor Walker ordered the DNR back in May to develop new rules requiring deer farmers to upgrade their fences and restrict deer carcass movement. Farmers are not fond of the upgrade costs, but the DNR is giving them a year to make the changes – and has generally banned moving deer carcasses out of CWD-affected counties. Nass has scheduled an October 1st vote to suspend the rule, saying the carcass movement rules are too difficult to implement this year and that the DNR is underestimating costs for the fencing. The rules are also set to take effect on October 1st