PGC Counting on Hunters to Put New CWD Plan in Effect
July 30, 2020
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new plan for battling what many consider the biggest wildlife-management challenge of the 21st century.
And it’s counting on hunters to help put it into action.
Acting at its quarterly meeting on July 25, the agency’s Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan. It focuses on prevention, surveillance and management of CWD, an always-fatal neurological disease caused by misfolded proteins – called prions – that affect white-tailed deer, elk and other cervid species.
CWD was first detected in Pennsylvani...