Friday, September 7, 2018

Chronic Wasting Disease Program

On Saturday, September 22nd, the Bureau of Forestry and the Woodland Owners of the Clarion-Allegheny Valley are hosting an educational program on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  All the details are provided below.

It will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, exit 81 of Interstate 80, near Hazen, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  There is no charge to attend.  They do ask that you register so they get a head count.  They have plenty of room so plan to bring anyone interested.  The speakers are the top experts in the state (see below), and will have the most current information available. 

The situation is changing rapidly, and unfortunately there is little doubt that CWD is coming to YOUR local deer herd.  It has the potential to dramatically change our view of deer, and the way we hunt.  It can impact many, whether you love to watch deer, eat them, or hate them for destroying your landscaping.  No one will be exempt from the impact that deer may be carrying this weird disease that is caused by a non-living molecule bent the wrong way, which replicates itself, and for which there is no cure.

Please pass the information on to anyone who may be interested.  Please post it on your Facebook and any other social media you use.  Thank you for helping spread the word, it is greatly appreciated!

The DCNR Bureau of Forestry and

The Woodland Owners of Clarion-Allegheny Valley Present:

Chronic Wasting Disease

Its Here. What Does It Mean For You?

·       Experts will bring the most up to date information.

·       How fast will it spread, can it be slowed down or stopped?

·       How will it affect our cherished deer herd?

·       How will it affect our hunting traditions?

·       Can CWD be transmitted to humans?


Wayne Laroche,  PGC Special Assistant,
CWD Response

Dr. Kevin Brightbill,  PDA,
Assistant State Veterinarian

Rob Miller, Governor’s Advisor For
Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation

When:             Saturday, September 22nd,   9:00 A.M. to 12:30

Where:           Jefferson County Fairgrounds   (just off of Exit 81 of I 80) 1514 PA-28, Brookville, PA 

Cost:                Program is FREE.

Registration Required:

Please go to and enter “chronic wasting disease”
 If you cannot access Eventbrite, call the Forestry office at 814-226-1901

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