Originally Posted by zbaird
Bill, you are thinking of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk. It has been known in Colorado for a good 15 years or more now though it has likely been around much longer than that. It is very different from the plague. CWD is not a bug at all. It is a prion protein,
Yeah. IT IS A MAD COW VARIANT. Like I said.
Chlorine nor most anything else will not kill those prions.
I saw years ago where one research had buried some in his back yard.
They were still viable a couple years later.
They have to be physically destroyed by fire or the like.
Choose yer jerky carefully over there.
You wouldn't want any snacks where some careless fool cut up game poorly and got some brain or spinal in with the meat.
That you should be fine doesn't include those developing a wasting disease.
Skip the head shots.