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Head of Pennsylvania Agency Says His Team is Working to Combat Chronic Wasting Disease


March 19, 2020

A doe is seen on Sept. 7, 2019, wandering through a cemetery in Pittsburgh.


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Managing chronic wasting disease across Pennsylvania's natural habitats was a topic explored in depth as lawmakers met with representatives of the state's Game Commission recently.

Bryan Burhans, executive director of the agency, went before members of the House Game and Fisheries Committee and gave an overview of the fiscal year 2018-19 annual report. Its yearly budget hovers around $117.14 million.

"Our state game land system remains one of the finest networks of public hunting lands and managed wildlife habitat in the country," Burhans said at the commit...

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