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Thursday, October 12, 2017


The Pennsylvania Game Commission will conduct an Open House on chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company, 184 Bodenhorn Road, Coolspring, PA 15730.

This event is sponsored by Pennsylvania State Representatives Cris Dush and Tommy Sankey.

The “Open House” format is designed to maximize opportunities for citizens to access information on the topics that are important to them. There are no formal presentations. Four self-explanatory stations will guide citizens through the following topics: What is CWD; Specific information regarding Disease Management Area #3 (DMA3); Regulations specific to DMAs; Actions the Pennsylvania Game Commission has taken and continues to take regarding this important wildlife health issue.

Agency staff will be on hand to interact on a one-on-one basis and answer questions. There is no time limit. Participants will have the same opportunity, no matter what time they arrive. Stay as long as you wish. An opportunity will be provided for participants to provide written comments after participating in the “Open House”.

CWD is a member of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) family of diseases. Once contracted, it is fatal to cervids, such as deer and elk.

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