Chronic wasting disease more than doubled its foothold in Pennsylvania in 2015, prompting the state Game Commission to expand CWD defenses.
Gov. Scott Walker on Friday announced steps to increase Wisconsin’s efforts to curtail the spread of chronic wasting disease.
Chronic Wasting Disease spreading in Pennsylvania.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced a series of changes in Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease plan Friday, calling for more studies and guidelines for the deer farm industry but rejecting suggestions to resume thinning the state's herds.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Wednesday that, during 2015, a dozen new white-tailed deer had tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Disease Management Area 2. DMA 2 is just south of Centre County and includes all or parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Fulton and Somerset counties. It is the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in wild deer.
To keep the public informed on the status of Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has scheduled a Thursday, May 19, public meeting at the Carroll Electric Co-op building in Jasper. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes providing updated CWD results and potential regulation proposals specific to CWD management.