COVID-19 and deer, Thanksgiving travel tips

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deer forage after a night of fresh snowfall
In this Nov. 17, 2015, photo, deer forage after a night of fresh snowfall, in Boulder, Colo. Brennan Linsley/AP Photo

New studies show that COVID-19 is spreading through the Midwestern deer population. We talk with an epidemiologist about what hunters should know. Plus, a travel expert offers some tips for making our Thanksgiving travel as smooth as possible.

Featured in this Show

  • What we know about the coronavirus in deer

    While Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season continues, we talk about a recent study that showed hundreds of deer in Iowa as carrying the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Traveling this Thanksgiving? Here's what you need to know.

    Holiday travel is expected to be back to pre-pandemic levels this year due to vaccine availability, but the TSA has said it doesn’t expect holiday travel hold-ups this because of vaccine mandates. Two travel experts give tips on how to make your trips safe and easy this holiday season.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tony Goldberg Guest
  • Megan Hart Guest
  • Deborah Dunn Guest
  • Barbara Peterson Guest