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Hunters Say Culling Herd Not the Answer to CWD Problem

Series: CWD | Story 1

March 12, 2020

Richard Tate

Sportsmen gather at the Freedom Township Fire Hall in East Freedom on Saturday, March 7, to hear an informational meeting on chronic wasting disease. More than 150 people were in attendance, which featured the Pennsylvania Game Commission's executive director as the main speaker.

An informational meeting concerning Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was held on Saturday, March 7, at the Freedom Township Fire Hall with approximately 150 sportsmen in attendance.

State Rep. Jim Gregory began the meeting by noting that this was a follow-up to a meeting held a year ago where sportsmen had gathered to oppose targeted culling of the local deer herd. He said that the March 7 meeting was set up to discuss CWD a year later.

State Sen. Judy Ward said that the Department of Agriculture has advanced a grant to do three research projects about CWD.

U.S. Rep. John Joyce said that he w...

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