Elk NetworkSouth Dakota to Host CWD Public Meetings

General | February 19, 2019

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will host public open houses to provide information and awareness on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk herds within the state.

“The department is developing a draft action plan outlining the state’s approach to slowing the spread of this wildlife disease,” stated Chad Switzer, wildlife program administrator. “Not only do we want hunters to attend these events, we encourage game processors, taxidermists, landowners, captive deer and elk operators, conservation leaders and other community members to be part of the discussion. Each event will focus on the biology and history of CWD and preventive measures to reduce the spread. We will also be there to talk about surveillance and outreach strategies as well as answer questions.”

In South Dakota, CWD currently is known to exist in Custer, Fall River, Lawrence and Pennington counties.

Go here to see dates and times of meetings.

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