New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

CWD: A Threat to Tradition


December 27, 2021

John Bradley

The Before Times. The tradition of hunting camp, here that of the author's grandfather, was established long before the appearance of CWD in deer populations.

It starts with countless hours of scouting, days sitting in the stand or miles of boot leather burned. It is late nights and cold early mornings with family and friends. It is moments when, if everything goes to plan, a shot rings out and the deer dies quickly. And it then is moments throughout the next year of healthy delicious meals. It's a great tradition that the deer hunter engages in. On...

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