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Meeting to Discuss Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Set for Oct 13th in Bloomfield October 2, 2015 Iowa,

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... A meeting to update residents on the latest news regarding chronic wasting disease (CWD) and to coordinate assistance from area hunters in collecting samples has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13th at the Davis County Courthouse in Bloomfield.  A detection of CWD in 2012 at a former hunting preserve known as Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge has heightened the importance of collecting the information needed to develop strategies to try and stop the spread of the disease. 
     The need for increased surveillance of the disease in the immediate area has taken on an even greater urgency in recent weeks as sections of the fence at the former hunting preserve have been removed after the state lost an injunction to enforce a quarantine that DNR had previously issued and that is the subject of the ongoing court case. The case is presently before the Iowa Supreme Court...

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