Power Losing Illness expands into Lycoming County, some border counties

The population-threatening Power Losing Illness (CWD) continues its unfold throughout Pennsylvania with a most up-to-date detection in deer at a captive facility in Lycoming County in 2022. 

A Illness Administration Space (DMA) is now in place throughout space counties, together with parts of Lycoming, Northumberland, Montour, Columbia and Sullivan counties. In whole, the DMA extends about 460 sq. miles, in response to the Pennsylvania Sport Fee.

The deadly neurological illness can decimate deer populations, transmitted each instantly via animal-to-animal contact and not directly via meals and soil contaminated with bodily secretions, in response to the Sport Fee.

Searching inside DMAs is inspired by the Sport Fee for elevated surveillance and likewise as a result of the contaminated and death-bound deer can nonetheless be harvested. CWD poses no contact threat to people, however shouldn’t be consumed, in response to the CDC.

This DMA, numbered 7, represents the fifth DMA to be created on account of a captive facility. The brand new boundary will be discovered at this hyperlink.

One other DMA is increasing on account of CWD detections in wild and captive deer. The DMA 2 boundary will develop north to Interstate 99/Route 322 to incorporate the Rothrock State Forest and State School areas, in response to the Sport Commision.

DMA 2 contains all or components of Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Somerset, Union, and Westmoreland counties, in response to the Sport Fee. Actual boundaries will be discovered at this hyperlink.

The Sport Fee conducts road-killed deer surveillance year-round so there’s potential for the boundaries to vary previous to the searching seasons. Be sure you test on-line for essentially the most up-to-date boundaries.

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Inside all DMAs and the CWD Established Space (EA), it’s illegal to:

  • Take away or export any deer or elk high-risk components (e.g., head, spinal column and spleen) from a DMA or EA
  • Use or possess deer or elk urine-based attractants
  • Straight or not directly feed wild, free-ranging deer. It’s already unlawful to feed elk no matter DMA location
  • Rehabilitate wild, free-ranging deer or elk