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Hunters, Game Commission at Odds Over CWD Management

Hunters Worried Commission is not Being Transparent About Plans


February 21, 2019

Hunters say the recent plan by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to kill off approximately 2,500 deer in our region to combat the spread of CWD will only succeed in reducing the number of deer available to hunt.

The growing concern about how to manage the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) among the deer herd in southern Blair and northern Bedford counties has put the Pennsylvania Game Commission at odds with hunters.

Since the commission announced last month a plan to hire wildlife professionals to do a controlled killing of deer in the Blair and Bedford county regions, hunters raised concerns about the effectiveness of the tactic.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chronic Wasting Disease is an infectious disease that attacks the brain of deer, elk and moose. I...

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