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Taking Action to Reduce Impact Of Chronic Wasting Disease


January 31, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services (USDA-WS), is conducting a project in Blair and Bedford counties to reduce the impact of chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a threat to Pennsylvania’s deer and elk populations. Deer and elk infected with CWD have lower survival rates, and this can lead to fewer deer and elk and fewer hunting opportunities. Unfortunately, CWD continues to increase in Bedford and Blair counties.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is implementing this reduction to minimize the impact of CWD on the deer...

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