No CWD found in deer tested so far near Merrifield
Apr 5th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 453
Modified Apr 5th, 2019 at 12:29 PM
Chronic wasting disease dominated the conversation between Brainerd area Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife management officials and residents during an informal, two-hour open house Tuesday, April 2.
The DNR is hosting open houses statewide to have discussions about deer, deer management and enhancing relationships between the DNR and the public. The DNR began the meetings last year with the release of its statewide deer management plan.
Christine Reisz and Nate Thom with the Brainerd DNR office were on hand to answer people’s questions during the open house. There was no presentation given to the estimated 15 people who showed up. The DNR supplied packets of information, including:
• Proposed expansion of youth deer hunting season;
• Proposed small game and deer season changes;
• The 2019 deer plan implementation of priorities;
• Surveillance and management plan for CWD in free-ranging cervids in Minnesota;
• A statewide CWD response plan questionnaire, residents were asked to fill out.