Elk NetworkPennsylvania Seeks Hunter Input on CWD Response Plan

General | September 25, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) released a draft of its new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, and wants to know what you think about it. When adopted, it will guide the agency’s management of CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects.

“Hunters are essential to CWD management,” said Bryan Burhans, PGC executive director. “Without the effort they put in hunting and harvesting deer, and submitting samples from the deer they harvest in CWD areas, our collective fight to slow CWD’s spread and limit the disease where it exists in Pennsylvania would be all the more an uphill battle.”

Go here to view the plan and comment form.

Public comments on the plan will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2020 and will be considered in the adoption of a final plan, to be implemented for the 2020-21 hunting seasons.

(Photo source: Walter McKinnis)