Get answers to your questions about chronic wasting disease at a public meeting

FLORENCE, Alabama (WHNT) – If you have any questions about hunting in Northwestern Alabama after you find a chronic wasting disease in a deer, you have the opportunity to ask the Department of Conservation and Alabama Natural Resources.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 6 p.m. in the Norton Auditorium at the University of North Alabama.

Officials from the ALDCNR Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division will provide information on new hunting regulations in the CWD Management Zone, which includes all of Colbert and Lauderdale counties.

The first statewide case was detected in a sample from a whitetail deer captured in Lauderdale County.

CWD is a progressive and fatal disease that occurs in deer, elk and moose and results in behavioral changes in these animals.

Part of the new hunting regulations require hunters to submit the heads of all harvested deer in the CMZ to scheduled freezing points or ADCNR sampling sites, which can be found here.

Hunting and game control license requirements remain in effect for all slaughtered white-tailed deer.


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