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PGC Ex. Director Presents Report


March 12, 2020

On March 3, Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans gave the House Game and Fisheries Committee a presentation on the Commission’s 2019 Annual Report highlighting, among other things, that the biggest threat wildlife continues to face is emerging diseases.

He reported 123 deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of a total 9,631 deer tested. This resulted in the expansion of Disease Management Area 2 by an additional 2,101 square miles.

The Commission published a draft chronic wasting disease management plan last year and made it available to the public for comment....

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