DNR sets forum on chronic wasting disease
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota.
It's set for next Monday, Feb. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pine Island High School cafeteria.
DNR staff will outline what they've learned since the disease was confirmed last month in a deer shot by an archer last November. It was the first time the disease has been found in a wild deer in Minnesota.
Experts from the DNR, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will be present to answer questions.
CWD is a fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk and moose, but not cattle or humans. It was also found in a captive elk herd near Pine Island in 2009.
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