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.

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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.

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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.

Hunters can comment on the proposal until February 29.

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You can read the full proposal here and fill out a comment form here.