For the past two months, experts with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have held several workshops on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), answering questions from the public and sharing information. One final workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Henderson City Hall in Chester County. Anyone interested in learning about the disease and having their questions answered should plan to attend. 

The workshop will include a speaker and information on new hunting regulations for eight West Tennessee counties, followed by a question and answer session. 

“CWD is a fatal disease primarily affecting members of the cervid family that includes white-tailed deer, elk, mule deer, moose, and others,” says Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian with UT Extension. “We are concerned about the impacts the disease will have on the deer herd in southwest Tennessee and the impacts on hunters and people living in the affected area. We want to offer an opportunity to learn more about the disease and the new hunting regulations, which may impact people living and hunting in affected counties. We also want to share what people can do to help TWRA with disease management.”  

The Chester County workshop will begin at 7 p.m. Central time.

All questions should be directed to the TWRA Region 1 Office by calling 731-423-5725.

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