Wisconsin DNR to brief media on chronic wasting disease

Wisconsin DNR to brief media on chronic wasting disease

The state Department of Natural Resources plans to brief reporters on its efforts to monitor chronic wasting disease as the fall deer hunting seasons approach.

Deputy DNR Secretary Todd Ambs and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chairman Larry Bonde both are scheduled to speak during the presentation Tuesday morning. DNR board member Greg Kazmierski and DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management Acting Director Tami Ryan also are expected to speak.

They plan to provide updates on disease surveillance, efforts to help hunters submit samples and dispose of deer carcasses and baiting and feeding regulations.

Gov. Tony Evers has offered no new strategies for dealing with the disease. DNR Secretary Preston Cole says the governor is waiting to see if research being conducted in other states turns up anything new.

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