Virginia DWR Hosting Series of Upcoming CWD Public Meetings

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has scheduled chronic wasting disease (CWD) public meetings in Culpeper, Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties for fall 2021. In Virginia, a total of 109 deer have tested positive for CWD since 2009. Regulations pertaining to CWD, maps of affected states, and information about CWD can be found here. The public meetings schedule is as follows:

Montgomery County:

  • August 24, 6 – 8 PM, Blacksburg High School Auditorium
  • Concurrent virtual option for Montgomery via Facebook Live, please check DWR CWD website for details

Floyd County:

  • August 25, 6 – 8 PM, Floyd County High School Auditorium

Culpeper County:

  • August 31, 6 – 8 PM, Eastern View High School, Culpeper
  • Concurrent virtual option for Culpeper via Facebook Live, please check DWR CWD website for details

Pulaski County:

  • September 15, 6 – 8 PM, Pulaski County Middle School Auditorium

These outreach efforts may be affected by new COVID-19 restrictions, so please check the DWR CWD website for updates.  Virtual attendance via Facebook Live is encouraged for the Culpeper and Montgomery County meetings.

One of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) core focus areas is deer diseases, and CWD more specifically. Certainly, CWD presents a serious threat to the future of all deer species and deer hunting traditions. We encourage members and supporters in Virginia to attend an upcoming DWR CWD public meeting to learn more about the disease and what hunters can do to help slow its spread.

About Torin Miller

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University, a J.D. from Penn State Law and is finishing a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries science at Penn State. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.