Hunters, Game Commission at Odds Over CWD Management
Hunters Worried Commission is not Being Transparent About Plans
February 21, 2019
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...