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DNR Pushing to Hold Hearing on New CWD Regulations
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/17/2018

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are asking members of its governing board for permission to hold a public hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's new rules that aim to curb the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

The agency plans to ask the Natural Resources Board to approve a hearing on a potential scope statement summarizing the rules on June 11 in Portage, reports the Associated Press. The scope statement is the first step in promulgating the rules.

Earlier this month, Walker directed the DNR to write regulations banning movement of whole deer carcasses out of CWD-affected counties unless the carcasses are headed to a taxidermist or meat processor.

The governor has also ordered state agriculture officials to draft rules requiring enhanced deer farm fencing and banning the movement of live deer from farms in CWD-affected counties.

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