Governor Scott Walker concedes that the state needs to do more to combat chronic wasting disease. Speaking to reporters in Madison on Monday, Walker said that’s after his chief of staff met with two Democratic state legislators to discuess their proposals.
“We hope to take a number of their ideas plus some others that are coming up,” Walker said. “I would imagine in the next month we’ll come up with some specific proposals.”
Walker admited the state needs to do more on CWD. “Absolutely,” he said. “We just want to make sure what we’re doing has a scientific basis and a sound basis, and we’re not just doing things for the sake of doing things, but doing things to be effective.”
Nine-point-four percent of deer tested last year were positive for CWD, the highest percentage since the disease was found here in 2002. Also last year, 41 of the state’s 72 counties were termed “CWD-affected” by the DNR.