The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released a new hunting rule last week banning urine-based scents, taking away an important hunting tool used by many successful hunters every year.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of false and misleading information driving policy and regulations regarding urine-based scents being a risk for spreading chronic wasting disease (CWD). The impact of banning these products on hunters and businesses, both small and large, across the state this year will be huge.
Faulty Deer Urine and CWD Studies
In the recent press release by the South Carolina DNR, it was stated, “CWD research conducted in Colorado showed that mule deer were able…