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State Sen. Ward Urges Game Commission to Undertake Comprehensive Study of CWD


Senator Judy Ward (R-30) on June 3 urged the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) to place a higher priority on studying Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer.

In a letter to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burham, Ward noted that a recent audit by the Pa. Auditor General revealed PGC reserves totaling more than $73 million. Ward urged PGC to use some of this money to conduct an aerial study of the local deer population, as well as a comprehensive study of CWD to determine the causes, spread and treatment of the disease.

“I would ask your consideration of two issues,...

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