Monday, October 28, 2019

PA Game Commission Asks for Help Controlling Chronic Wasting Disease

With the Pennsylvania deer archery season in full swing and the gun season opener right around the corner, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is asking for sportsman and women and landowner help with its fight to control Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer. CWD is an always-fatal brain disease affecting deer and threatening elk in Pennsylvania. Since CWD was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2012, CWD has been confirmed in the following counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Perry, and Somerset. As of May 2019, a total of 250 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in the state. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends no one consume CWD-infected meat.

For more info and full details CWD status, spread, and prevention in PA please visit the PA Game Commission web site by clicking here.

For a copy of the CWD questions and answers brochure click here.

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