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By Richard Tate
Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist 

CWD Surveillance Information: PGC Will Want More Deer Killed


At the end of winter, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) distributed a press release reporting that the busy time for monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was winding down.

Although the PGC monitors CWD all year long, the most intense surveillance occurs during deer season when the PGC collects more data than at any other time of the year.

The press release noted that the PGC had collected more than 11,000 CWD samples of whitetail deer after July 1, 2020. Hunters from the three Disease Management Areas (DMAs) submitted about 5,700 of these samples. More than 3,100 samples were coll...

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