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Winchester Academy presents Chronic Wasting Disease: It Wont’ Be Ignored
September 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chronic Wasting Disease: It won’t be ignored
Patrick Durkin of Waupaca is an award-winning outdoor writer & freelance newspaper columnist. Wisconsin saw its 1st case of CWD in 2002. Its prevalence in SW Wisconsin remained low until 2007. Since 2007 CWD has increased in the core area west of Madison, and spread into adjoining counties and beyond. Today it’s found in wild deer in 26 counties and in captive herds in 7 counties. The DNR confirmed CWD in a record 1,063 hunter-registered deer in 2018. Deer herds in several counties have disease rates exceeding 50%. No other state or province in North America matches our prevalence of CWD. Durkin believes CWD poses a growing danger to Wisconsin’s deer herd and our deer hunting heritage.
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