CWD public info meeting to be held in Winona

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Winona, Minn. (WXOW) – Tuesday night, the Minnesota DNR is conducting a public information session along with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health concerning chronic wasting disease.

Officials will discuss their management response to the disease found in Winona and Houston Counties as well as an overview of state rules concerning farmed deer. The public can attend – or watch live on the Bluffland Whitetails Association Facebook page – and will have an opportunity to ask questions.

“Our plan is to do a presentation about what we know about the disease, what we found in the area, and what we’re going to do to get us through the winter,” Wildlife Research Manager Lou Cornicelli. “The rumor mills, as you can imagine, spiral out of control so it’s our attempt at really kind of giving the information that we have and answering questions.”

The meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15 in the Tau Center Rotunda at Winona State University. Seating capacity is limited to 250.

Sam Shilts

Sam Shilts

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