The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a meeting Tuesday at Central York High School to discuss chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania and the special rules that will apply to deer hunters this year in the areas where the disease has been detected.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the meeting to begin at about 6:15 p.m.
The high school is located at 601 Mundis Mill Road in York, York County.
Similar meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Spring Cove Middle School, 185 Spring Cove Drive in Roaring Spring, Blair County; Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Bermudian Springs High School, 7335 Carlisle Pike in York Springs, Adams County; and Monday, Oct. 28 at Northern Bedford High School, 152 NBC Drive in Loysburg, Bedford County.
The anticipated start time for each meeting is the same.
The Game Commission soon will release a detailed explanation of rules that will apply to hunters within the state’s two Disease Management Areas (DMAs) during the upcoming deer seasons. DMA 1 includes parts of York and Adams counties. DMA 2 includes parts of Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon and Cambria counties.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in either captive or free-ranging deer in each of those areas. CWD attacks the brain of deer, elk and moose and is always fatal to the animals it infects, but it is not known to be transmitted to humans.
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