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Shenandoah National Park, Park seeks imput on deer disease plan November 22, 2014 Virginia

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Shenandoah National Park, Park seeks imput on deer disease plan November 22, 2014 Virginia, Northern Virginia Daily
... “Our goal is to decrease the amplification of the disease if and when it arrives in the park,” Schaberl said. This is why, he said, the park is seeking to lethally remove deer from certain portions of the park...  the park is essentially looking at where the deer are located and calculating what percentage of the population would have to be removed in order to prevent the spread of the disease. [this percentage cannot be calculated, the effectiveness of killing deer to reduce the spread of CWD is still being debated in the literature even where the disease is already present.  Here is the link to the park's explanation for this program.  Although the public is invited to comment on the program from November 10 to December 10, 2014., the link to make a public comment was not active when we checked it on November 22]

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