The National Deer Association has announced a virtual public meeting supported by the University of Pennsylvania to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state. NDA President and CEO Nick Pinizzotto will be joined by NDA’s Chief Conservation Officer, Kip Adams, as well as Pennsylvania Game Commission’s CWD Coordinator, Andrea Korman, to discuss how and why to combat CWD in Pennsylvania and across the country. Nick and Kip are both Pennsylvania residents and hunters.
When: Wednesday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. EST
Register in Advance (free of charge).
National perspective and overview of CWD, how it is spread, and how hunters and NDA can help fight CWD.
––Nick Pinizzotto, President & CEO of NDA
Understanding CWD, its effects on deer populations, and its practical effects on Pennsylvania deer hunters.
––Kip Adams, Chief Conservation Officer, NDA
What the Pennsylvania Game Commission is doing to combat CWD and ensure a sustainable, healthy deer herd that can support hunter harvest.
––Andrea Korman, Pennsylvania Game Commission CWD Coordinator
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CWD is currently the most significant threat to the future of healthy deer populations, deer hunting and the hunting industry. It is quickly becoming the biggest challenge to broad wildlife conservation that sportsmen and wildlife managers have encountered over the last century. First detected in Pennsylvania in 2012, CWD has continued to spread across the Commonwealth, including several positive deer being found in new areas this year. Data suggests that if no changes in CWD management are made, parts of Pennsylvania could eventually reach a 30 percent prevalence rate.
“Pennsylvania is really ground zero for not only a huge population of deer and deer hunters, but the battle we are facing with CWD,” said Pinizzotto. “This webinar is going to be a great opportunity for anyone looking to learn more about the issue, find out how they can help or just get a better understanding of the situation. Spreading this valuable knowledge is one of the best ways to combat the issue and we look forward to a big turnout and another avenue to help fight CWD.”
Thank you for joining for this important event!