Chronic wasting disease

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The state will present recommendations June 14 for reducing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan.

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Michigan residents have until Friday to offer up comments to the state about Chronic Wasting disease. The disease is fatal to deer and could decimate the state’s white tail population if it continues to spread.

State officials say some 600 people have attended a series of public meetings so far this year to receive information from the state and to share their thoughts about CWD.

The final three meetings are planned this week.

MDNR holds public meetings on disease that threatens deer

Apr 10, 2018
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State biologists are asking the public for help combating a fatal disease that threatens deer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is holding public hearings about chronic wasting disease (CWD) in April and May.

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A Mecosta man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and 775 dollars in fines after the DNR discovered he provided false information about two deer heads infected with chronic wasting disease.

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The Natural Resource Commission is considering a number of recommendations to combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan.