HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – The state Game Commission says there were more deer with chronic wasting disease last year than the year before.
Nearly 150 deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease last year.READ MORE: Freeze Warning Issued For Pittsburgh Area As Temperatures Drop Across Southwestern Pa.
The game commission is working on a plan to tackle the problem. They say they, along with hunters and landowners, have a responsibility to protect deer and elk.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Soliciting Bids For Less Lethal Munitions, Including Tear Gas
The proposal says they need to manage chronic wasting disease more aggressively, and the plan may include hunters being allowed to harvest additional deer in hard-hit areas.
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