Hunt Smart, Fish Hard: Chronic Wasting Disease

A few weeks ago I ran into a friend of mine, Mr. Lee Walker, at the Richmond Outdoor Show. 

Mr. Walker works for the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. If I have any questions, Mr. Walker gets back to me with the answers. Mr. Walker and I have been doing this for years. Mr. Walker asked me if I could write about the CWC Disease. I told him I just wrote about the Hemorrhagic Disease (HD) and it would be my pleasure to write about it.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose. CWD was first diagnosed in West Virginia in 2005, Virginia in 2009, Maryland in 2010 and Pennsylvania in 2012. In Virginia, CWD has been detected in Frederick, Shenandoah and Culpeper counties.

For the full column see this week's edition of the Times Virginian, on sale now.