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Wyoming Game and Fish set public meetings to talk chronic wasting disease in eastern Big Horn Basin deer herds

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting public meetings in Greybull and in Worland in order to discuss management of chronic wasting disease in deer herds and hunt areas in the eastern portion of the Big Horn Basin.

“The discussion will focus on deer hunt areas 41, 47 and 164, but deer hunt areas 35, 37, 39 and 40 will also be discussed,” Game and Fish said.

Wildlife managers will talk about the prevalence of chronic wasting disease in the area, including a presentation of results from recent surveys.

“The goals of these meetings are to discuss potential management strategies in further detail and gauge public support for these strategies so managers can begin actively managing the disease,” Regional Wildlife Disease Biologist Eric Maichak said.

The February meetings in Greybull and Worland follow a series of meetings held in August 2021.

“Local Game and Fish managers are interested in continuing conversations about potential management options to slow the spread and reduce the prevalence of the disease,” Maichak said. “We encourage anyone who is concerned about CWD to attend one of these meetings.” 

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Greybull: 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 9 at the Greybull Town Hall 
  • Worland: 6 p.m. Thursday, February 10 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds