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10/11/2019

LEARN MORE ABOUT CWD AT UPCOMING EVENTS

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a series of events to inform the public about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which poses a serious threat to the state’s deer and elk.

CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects, first was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012 and more than 250 wild deer have tested positive for CWD since that time. In areas where CWD-positive deer have been detected, special regulations are enacted to limit the spread of the disease. These areas are known as Disease Management Areas.

Those who want to learn more about CWD, how it is spread, the regulations within DMAs, what they must do if they harvest a deer, elk or moose out-of-state and what they can do to help fight CWD are encouraged to attend a public event near them.

While additional events might be scheduled in the future, the events currently scheduled are as follows:

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. – Union County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for an informational presentation on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club, 950 Sportsmen’s Club Road, Mifflinburg, 17844. Learn about this deadly brain disease of deer and elk and what you can do to help prevent the spread of CWD in this short, 30-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Contact the Northcentral Region Office at 570-398-4744 or pgc-ncregion@pa.gov with questions.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. – Montgomery County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Southeast Region for an informational presentation on chronic-wasting disease (CWD) at the Upper Perkiomen Sportsmen’s Association; 398 E 6th St, Red Hill, 18076. For more information, please contact the Game Commission's Southeast Region Office at 610-926-3136.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17; 7-8:30 p.m. – Somerset County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Southwest Region for an informational presentation on chronic-wasting disease (CWD) at Berlin Community Center, 700 North Street, Berlin, 15530. For more information, please contact the Game Commission's Southwest Region Office at 724-238-9523.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. – Allegheny County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Southwest Region for an informational presentation on chronic-wasting disease (CWD) at Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club, 505 Mosside Blvd., North Versailles, 15137. For more information, please contact the Game Commission's Southwest Region Office at 724-238-9523.

 

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. – Clearfield County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for an informational presentation on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Clearfield Fairgrounds, Agriculture Building, 5615 Park St. Clearfield, 16830. Learn about this deadly brain disease of deer and elk and what you can do to help prevent the spread of CWD in this short, 30-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Contact the Northcentral Region Office at 570-398-4744 or pgc-ncregion@pa.gov with questions.

 

Monday, Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. – Indiana County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Southwest Region for an informational presentation on chronic-wasting disease (CWD) at Hilltop Baptist Church, 4859 Rt. 286 Hwy. W., Indiana, 15701. For more information, please contact the Game Commission's Southwest Region Office at 724-238-9523.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. –Blair County: Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for an informational presentation on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Hollidaysburg High School, 1510 Montgomery Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Learn about this deadly brain disease of deer and elk and what you can do to help prevent the spread of CWD in this short, 30-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. For more information, please contact the Southcentral Region Office at 814-643-1831.

 

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