– State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) invites residents of the 138th Legislative District to a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Seminar she is hosting this Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the East Bath Rod and Gun Club, 7905 Township Line Road in Bath
“CWD was discovered in Pennsylvania nearly 50 years ago, but we are still searching for a way to eradicate it from the animal population,” Hahn said. “Plenty of questions remain about the disease, which affects every species of deer, elk and moose and is fatal to all of them.”
Guest speaker for the seminar will be Wayne Laroche, special assistant for CWD response with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
“CWD has not been detected in Northampton County and is not a threat to humans,” added Hahn. “Still, the disease has the potential to make a significant economic impact on our state because of the popularity of hunting in Pennsylvania.”
Seating is limited and advance registration for the seminar is required. Anyone interested in attending should call Hahn’s district office at (610) 746-2100.
Representative Marcia Hahn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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