Assessing attitudes toward chronic wasting disease
August 2019 - June 2021
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
The emergence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer in Minnesota, and declining deer hunter participation, are topics of concern for the Minnesota DNR. Consequently, greater capacity to conduct studies that support decision making associated with white-tailed deer management has been identified as an area of need. This proposal supports a Ph.D. student position at the University of Minnesota, housed in the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to conduct human dimensions studies on CWD, deer hunters, and white-tailed deer management.