CWD public meeting to be held in Winona

Published 6:48 am Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources, which responds to and manages chronic wasting disease in wild deer, and Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH), which regulates farmed deer and elk, will conduct a CWD public information meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Tau Center Rotunda at Winona State University, 511 Hilbert St.

Seating capacity is limited to 250. Bluffland Whitetails Association plans to stream the event on its Facebook page.

DNR officials will discuss their management response to CWD found in farmed deer in Winona County and a wild deer in Houston County. BAH representatives will provide an overview of state statutes and rules regarding farmed deer, review key aspects of the Farmed Cervidae Program, and give a brief summary of Minnesota’s CWD-positive farmed deer herds since 2002. Participants also will have an opportunity to ask questions of both agencies.

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CWD test results, including locations of positive test results and statistics, are available on the DNR website at Any additional deer harvested during current and upcoming 2018-2019 deer seasons in the disease management zone that test positive for CWD will be reported on this CWD results web page. The DNR will directly notify any hunter who harvests a deer that tests positive.