Thursday, January 13, at 6 p.m. in Florence
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022, to discuss the recent detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a hunter harvested, white-tailed deer in Lauderdale County. The meeting will take place at the University of North Alabama’s Norton Auditorium, located at 550 N. Pine Street, in Florence, Alabama. Hunters are encouraged to attend.
During the meeting, WFF officials will provide an overview of ADCNR’s response to the detection of CWD in Lauderdale County, including a new hunting regulation and CWD Management Zone for Lauderdale and Colbert counties. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
CWD is a contagious neurological disease of white-tailed deer and other deer species. The disease is caused by a mutated protein called a prion and is always fatal for white-tailed deer. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports no strong evidence that CWD can infect humans.
If Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are needed for the meeting, please contact Marianne Hudson at (334) 242-3469. Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the scheduled meeting.
For more information about the detection of CWD 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. Learn more at outdooralabama.com.