From The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
This fall, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is hosting a series of public meetings throughout the state to provide information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), WFF’s CWD surveillance efforts in Alabama and how hunters can assist.
CWD is a fatal disease affecting several species in the deer family (cervids). To date, CWD has been diagnosed in free-ranging or captive cervids in 25 states and three Canadian provinces. No cases of CWD have been found in Alabama.
In addition to providing CWD information, the meetings will also give hunters an opportunity to ask questions about the disease. Each meeting will run from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The media is encouraged to attend.
Fall 2019 CWD Information Meeting Schedule
The closest one in our Readership Area is:
Monday, October 21, 2019 Bass Pro Shop Meeting Room 2553 Rocky Mt. Rd. Prattville, AL 36066
Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Vernon City Complex 44425 Alabama Highway 17 Vernon, AL 35592
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium 3121 Visitor Center Rd. Decatur, AL 35603
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Wallace State College Bailey Center Auditorium 801 Main St. NW Hanceville, AL 35077
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Building Lecture Room 2217 602 Duncan Dr. Auburn, AL 36849
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Tuscaloosa County Extension Office 2513 7th St. Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Central Alabama Farmers COOP 2519 US Highway 80 West Selma, AL 36701
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Wallace Community College Bevill Auditorium 3235 S. Eufaula Ave. Eufaula, AL 36027
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5 Rivers Delta Resources Center 30945 Five Rivers Blvd. Spanish Fort, AL 36527
If Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are needed, please contact the WFF Wildlife Section at (334) 242-3469. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
For more information about CWD and WFF’s efforts to prevent it from occurring in Alabama, visit www.outdooralabama.com/CWD-Info.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com