Brown Bag – Chronic Wasting Disease
On August 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Terry Haindfield, Wildlife Biologist from the Iowa Department for Natural Resources will be at the GrimesFarm and Conservation Center speaking about the Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa Deer. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease affecting deer in Iowa. CWD is always fatal to the infected deer. There have been 46 CWD positive wild deer since finding the first positive deer during the 2013 hunting season. Counties affected thus far are Allamakee, Clayton, Wayne, and Dubuque. Managing CWD hinges on early detection of the disease. Find out how you can help the DNR manage the public’s deer herd with CWD. There is no fee for this program; however participants must pre-register before August 9 at 4:00 p.m. by calling (641)752-5490, email email@example.com, or text 641-758-9777.