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Department of Agriculture Offers Advice to PA Hunters, Processors to Protect Against Chronic Wasting Disease


November 4, 2021

With the 2021 hunting season underway in Pa., the Department of Agriculture released recommended best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The following best management practices are recommended to be adopted by Pennsylvania’s hunters and processors:

• Do not shoot, handle or eat meat from wild deer or elk that look sick, are acting strangely or are found dead. However, keep in mind that most CWD-infected deer might not look or act sick.

• Report any sightings of sick or abnormal-acting wild deer or elk to the PA Ga...

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