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  • The silhouette of a deer with large antlers in front of an orange sky.
    Deer silhouette. Photo by USFWS.

    Chronic wasting disease and North Carolina

    July 7, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. After looking at more than 3,800 free-ranging deer in 2013 and 2014, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has not detected the fatal, untreatable wildlife affliction, chronic wasting disease, despite its presence in Virginia and other nearby states. Chronic Wasting Disease is a transmissible neurological disease of deer, elk, and related mammals, that causes a spongy deterioration of the animal’s brain.  Learn more...

  • A large elk with huge antlers walking in a grassy field with a forest in the background
    Elk. Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM.

    Information sought on elk death

    April 18, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Elk once roamed the southern Appalachian Mountains and the eastern United States before over-harvesting extirpated them from the area in the late 1700’s. The experimental release of elk into the Great Smoky Mountains, which began in 2001 with a population of 25 elk, has been successful. To this point, the population has been growing and the park has been monitoring the herd with the assistance of radio collars.  Learn more...

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