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New Texas Rules for Exotic CWD Susceptible Species

Following the TAHC news release announcing the new exotic CWD susceptible species rules effective today, we would like to describe what constitutes an exotic CWD susceptible species.
As stated in the rules, an Exotic CWD Susceptible Species is a non-native cervid species determined to be susceptible to CWD, which means a species that has had a diagnosis of CWD confirmed by means of an official test conducted by a laboratory approved by USDA/APHIS. This includes North American elk or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), red deer (Cervus elaphus), Sika deer (Cervus Nippon), moose (Alces alces), and any associated subspecies and hybrids. All mule deer, white-tailed deer, and other native species under the jurisdiction of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are excluded from this definition and application of this section
Exotic Wildlife Association
Charly Seale, Executive Director

105 Henderson Branch Rd., West
Ingram, Texas 78025