COMMISSION EXPANDS ENDEMIC AREA RELATED TO CHRONIC WASTING DISEASEJanuary 23, 2020
COMMISSION EXPANDS ENDEMIC AREA RELATED TO CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission added several deer and elk hunting units to the chronic wasting disease (CWD) endemic area. Results from surveillance efforts have detected CWD in seven new counties this past fall.
The commission added the following hunting units to the CWD endemic area and as a result, intrastate transportation and carcass disposal requirements will become effective for the 2020 deer and elk hunting seasons:
• Added deer hunting units WRD-11B, WRD-15B, WRD-35A, WRD-35L within WRD-35A, WRD-31A, WRD-39B, WRD-49A, WRD-49B, WRD-60A, RFD-LC1 and RFD-LC2.
• Added elk hunting units BHE-H1, PRE-09A, PRE-11A, PRE-11B, PRE-11C, PRE-11D, PRE-35A and PRE-WRA.
Additional information on CWD including new regulations for the 2020 deer and elk hunting seasons can be found at gfp.sd.gov/chronic-wasting-disease.
To comment in person, the public hearing will be held March 5 at 2 p.m. CST at the Ramkota Convention Center in Pierre. Individuals can comment online at gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions or mail comments to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing).
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