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MDWFP to host meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease in Vicksburg ahead of velvet buck season



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The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) will host a public meeting in Vicksburg on Aug. 29 on the topic of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The meeting comes ahead of velvet buck season and is scheduled at the Lovisa Auditorium at the Vicksburg Hinds Community College Campus at 6 p.m.

Last year, a case of Chronic Wasting Disease was been found in a deer collected in Warren County and reported to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

“The buck was reported to MDWFP in mid-December as potentially diseased given its drastically emaciated and lethargic condition,” stated MDWFP.

CWD-positive deer have been detected across several counties since 2018. CWD is a contagious and fatal disease that affects deer, elk and moose.

New regulations were passed in June which removed some counties from CWD management zones and added others.

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