Chronic Wasting Disease fears prompt new authority for Pennsylvania Game Commission July 3, 2011






Chronic Wasting Disease fears prompt new authority for Pennsylvania Game Commission July 3, 2011 Lehighvalleylive.com
..it's already struck wild populations of antlered animals known as cervids — the classification of deer, elk and moose — in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, ...The emergency authority that the commission board granted to Executive Director Carl G. Roe allows him to stop importation of cervid parts from areas known to harbor the disease. It also gives him power to designate disease-management areas. Once an area is designated, the executive director can use his emergency authority to:
allow the killing of cervids “without regard to established seasons and bag limits and methods of take”
prohibit the use, collection, possession and exportation of cervid urine-based attractants
prohibit the feeding of cervids

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