The difference is twra wants y’all to kill every deer you see, severely impacting the age structure. Outside of that, the areas that have had CWD for decades and the area in Tn aren’t gonna have that much difference in infection rate and survival rate either. Those dead heads could have died from anything. Considering it takes years to actually kill an animal, most deer will die from something else other than CWD. I’m not ignorant enough to think that some won’t die because of it, but I’m also not ignorant enough to think the herd size dropped that much in 2-3 seasons because these deer have become infected. What percentage of deer checked are actually positive? What percentage of deer checked in are actually sent off to be checked for CWD? The sky is not falling in. It’s something we will all have to live with eventually but deer hunting is not over and can still be fun and you can still kill mature deer!Not true for our area. We aren’t killing the same number of mature bucks (ie. 4.5 or older). You can still kill 3.5 year olds, even with CWD, there are a fair number of those bucks. But, the older bucks are far far fewer in number. With the infection rate at 50% for bucks, half won’t live to maturity. We have picked up many more dead heads this fall than I’ve ever seen. This is all anecdotal evidence but it’s very real to me.