Local deer hunters facing chronic wasting restrictions September 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

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Local deer hunters facing chronic wasting restrictions September 26, 2013 Pennsylvania, .Altoona Mirror 
... they must keep high-risk deer parts inside a Disease Management Area spanning much of Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon and Cambria counties... The disease can massacre deer herds: 10 years after it spread to Wisconsin, game officers said, in some areas it can be found in nearly one-fourth of the adult male population. It's exceedingly resilient, surviving in infected soil for years, and there is no known cure... Hunters who see sickly deer in the wild can kill them and turn them in to authorities ...

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