New Hunting Permit Part of CWD Response June 5, 2014 Pennsylvania

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New Hunting Permit Part of CWD Response June 5, 2014 Pennsylvania, PGC News 
    The Pennsylvania Game Commission is enlisting assistance from hunters in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease.  The Game Commission has developed a permit that can be used to hunt antlerless deer, but can be used only within the boundaries of what is known as Disease Management Area 2 – the lone area of the state where chronic wasting disease has been detected in free-ranging deer.
     A total of 13,000 permits will be made available with the intention of reducing the deer population by one deer per square mile in DMA 2. Responding to a need identified by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, the permits seek to focus hunting pressure inside the Disease Management Area (DMA), where deer numbers must be kept in check to slow the potential spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD)



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