New CWD Cases Prompt Response April 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

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New CWD Cases Prompt Response April 22, 2014 Pennsylvania, Game Commission News
     Chronic wasting disease was not detected in any of the samples collected from deer harvested by hunters during the 2013-14 Pennsylvania hunting seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced today.  However, two deer killed on highways in Bedford County late last fall tested positive for the disease.  Additionally, the disease has turned up at another captive deer facility in Pennsylvania, and was detected in a free-ranging deer just south of the Pennsylvania border.
     The two CWD-positive deer from Bedford County were killed within what is known as Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), where special rules already have been implemented to slow the spread of the disease. The CWD-positive deer from Maryland died at a site just 6 miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and directly south of DMA 2.
Because of these new positives, DMA 2 has expanded significantly. The new boundary extends east to state routes 829 and 915, and Interstate 70.

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