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Sportsmen Discuss CWD on Capitol Hill


October 24, 2019

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on Oct. 17 hosted Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus members, other federal policymakers, state agency representatives, leaders of both the wild deer community and deer farmers, and leaders of the broader sportsmen's conservation community for a bipartisan Capitol Hill luncheon to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD).

CWD affects cervids such as deer and elk and has been detected in 26 states. The fatal neurological disease affects both farmed and free-ranging cervids and has no known vaccine or cure.

CWD first was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012. S...

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