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Disaster for deer hunting looms on horizon

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Retired deer biologist David Moreland believes Louisiana deer hunters could be facing drastic changes because of the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer.

According to Wikipedia, big words for this disease are “A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of deer, elk and moose.” In layman’s terms, this is a contagious neurologic disease of the brain where abnormal prions replace normal protein, the brain becomes spongy, and the animal wastes away and dies.

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