Public CWD Meeting in Florence on September 22

By  | September 21, 2022 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will host a public meeting in Florence, Alabama, this Thursday, September 22, to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) detected in Lauderdale County earlier this year.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 6-8 p.m.

Where: University of North Alabama’s Norton Auditorium, 1 Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama, 35630

During the meeting, WFF officials will provide an overview of ADCNR’s response to CWD, including a new hunting regulation and the CWD Management Zone covering Lauderdale and Colbert counties. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

The public and media are encouraged to attend.

CWD is a contagious neurological disease of white-tailed deer and other deer species. The disease is caused by a mutated protein called a prion and is always fatal for white-tailed deer. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports no strong evidence that CWD can infect humans.

For more information about the detection of CWD in Alabama, visit www.outdooralabama.com/cwd-info.

Media Release/Marianne Gauldin/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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