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Pa. Game Commission Offering CWD Seminar in Hollidaysburg

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) poses a serious threat to the state’s deer and elk

 

Last updated 10/14/2019 at 4:46pm



The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a series of events to inform the public about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which poses a serious threat to the state’s deer and elk.

CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects, first was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012 and more than 250 wild deer have tested positive for CWD since that time. In areas where CWD-positive deer have been detected, special regulations are enacted to limit the spread of the disease. These areas are known as Disease Management Areas.

Those who want to learn more about CWD, how it is spread, the regulations within DMAs, what they must do if they harvest a deer, elk or moose out-of-state and what they can do to help fight CWD are encouraged to attend this public event.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. – Blair County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for an informational presentation on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Hollidaysburg High School, 1510 Montgomery Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Learn about this deadly brain disease of deer and elk and what you can do to help prevent the spread of CWD in this short, 30-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. For more information, please contact the Southcentral Region Office at (814) 643-1831.

 

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