Pennsylvania Public Events Offer Info on CWD

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To help the public better understand chronic wasting disease and what it means for Pennsylvania’s deer and deer hunting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting several informational events across the three areas of the state where the disease has been detected and special rules are in place. To date, the following events are scheduled:

Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CWD open houses are designed as stations to be self-navigated at your own pace with agency staff on hand to answer questions about Chronic Wasting Disease. Feel free to arrive at any time. Brookville Heritage House; Brookville, Pa.

 Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Clearfield County, 6 p.m. CWD open houses are designed as stations to be self-navigated at your own pace with agency staff on hand to answer questions about Chronic Wasting Disease. Feel free to arrive at any time. Mahaffey Fire Hall; Mahaffey, Pa.

Thursday, Sept. 20 – Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Sullivan County, 7 p.m. This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. DCNR Forestry Building; LaPorte, Pa.

Thursday, Sept. 20 – Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Lebanon County, 6:30 p.m. This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. Myerstown Rod & Gun Club; Myerstown, Pa.

Thursday, Sept. 20 – Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Lackawanna County, 5 p.m. This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. Dickson City Borough Hall; Dickson City, Pa.

Friday, Sept. 21 – Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Indiana County, 6 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. CWD open houses are designed as stations to be self-navigated at your own pace with agency staff on hand to answer questions about Chronic Wasting Disease. Feel free to arrive at any time. Marion Center Park Hall; Marion Center, Pa.

Saturday, Sept. 22 – Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Jefferson County, 9 a.m. This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. Jefferson County Fairgrounds; Brookville, Pa.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Cumberland County, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the event, hunters and non-hunters have the opportunity to visit the informational stations at their own pace. Game Commission staff will be present at each station to answer additional questions. Shippensburg Fish and Game Club; Shippensburg, Pa.

Thursday, Sept. 27 – Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CWD open houses are designed as stations to be self-navigated at your own pace with agency staff on hand to answer questions about Chronic Wasting Disease. Feel free to arrive at any time. Brockway High School; Brockway, Pa.

Thursday, October 18 – Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Lancaster County, 6 p.m. This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. (Location to be determined); Denver, PA.

Additional programs could be scheduled and, if so, they’ll be added to Upcoming Events page at the Game Commission’s website.

(Photo source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)