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Public invited to discuss CWD management options for deer herds on the east side of the Big Horn Basin

January 25, 2022
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Cody - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites hunters, landowners and other interested persons to attend one of two public meetings to continue a discussion about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and potential management options for several hunt areas in the eastern portion of the Big Horn Basin. The discussion will focus on deer hunt areas 41, 47 and 164, but deer hunt areas 35, 37, 39 and 40 will also be discussed.

Game and Fish held a series of meetings in August last year to provide an overview of CWD, the CWD management plan, and survey public support for various management options. “Local Game and Fish managers are interested in continuing conversations about potential management options to slow the spread and reduce the prevalence of the disease,” said Eric Maichak, regional wildlife disease biologist. “We encourage anyone who is concerned about CWD to attend one of these meetings.” 

During the meetings, wildlife managers will provide information of current CWD prevalence and distribution, and present results from recent surveys. 

“The goals of these meetings are to discuss potential management strategies in further detail and gauge public support for these strategies so managers can begin actively managing the disease,” Maichak said.

Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
Feb. 9    Greybull               Town Hall                                       6 p.m.
Feb. 10  Worland               Washakie Co Fairgrounds             6 p.m.

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