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Public forum about Chronic Wasting Disease scheduled for May 16

Photo by Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish and Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be hosting a community question-and-answer forum about Chronic Wasting Disease and North Carolina’s response to CWD on Tuesday, May 16 in Cumberland County.

The public forum follows the state’s first detection of CWD in a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in Cumberland County and recent Emergency Powers enacted by the agency’s Executive Director Cameron Ingram.

Those who hunt deer in Bladen, Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, Robeson, Sampson or surrounding counties are encouraged to attend. Co-host, Carolina Sportsman Magazine, will stream the event through Facebook Live and the agency will also share the live feed on its Facebook page for anyone unable to attend.

What: KNOW CWD Public Forum

When: Tuesday, May 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Cumberland County Extension Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306, Enter the building below the sign that says, “Agriculture Center” and go to the I.B. Julian Auditorium


How: Registration is not required. Please submit your questions for consideration by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Questions will also be accepted at the forum.

CWD is a fatal, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, caused by abnormal prion proteins, that affect the nervous system of white-tailed deer and other cervids. For more information about CWD, visit ncwildlife.org/CWD. Get to KNOW CWD through this 5-minute video released by the Wildlife Commission.