Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Commentary: Pennsylvania Game Commission’s current CWD-testing protocol no longer adequate

The author says the current system – sampling collected deer heads and advising hunters weeks later if CWD is present – is not timely or adequate. (Stock photo)

Recent comments from a Game Commission biologist describe how chronic wasting disease is spreading even faster than expected.
And recently, I read where two hunters in Texas died after eating infected deer meat. Even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claims there is no link between their deaths and CWD, the report, which was published in a peer-reviewed journal, is very alarming. The Game Commission needs to consider the Texas report and advise if its position on consumption and testing of deer in CWD-prevalent areas has changed, or not.

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