chronic wasting disease http://wlrn.org en Florida Bans Importing Deer From Out-Of-State http://wlrn.org/post/florida-bans-importing-deer-out-state <p></p><p>In an effort to keep a potentially fatal disease from decimating the state's deer population, Florida is immediately closing its borders to the importation of out-of-state deer.</p><p>The ban comes as a number of deer farmers have reportedly ramped up importation to increase their stocks because of the expected prohibition.</p><p>The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Friday unanimously agreed to prohibit the importation of deer and other cervids in an attempt to keep Chronic Wasting Disease from reaching the state's deer population.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:50:15 +0000 Jim Turner & News Service Of Florida 20218 at http://wlrn.org Florida Bans Importing Deer From Out-Of-State