REGISTER NOW: Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar

Article posted on September 18, 2017


HOLLIDAYSBURG (September 8, 2017) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair/Cumberland/ Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Representative Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will host a special seminar on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and its impact on the state’s deer herd.

“Offering education is especially important right now with hunting season quickly approaching,” said Senator Eichelberger. “However, this event is not just for hunters. I encourage anyone with questions about this very serious issue to attend.”

The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Greencastle Sportsman’s Club in Franklin County, located at 3260 Sportsmans Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.

The forum is free and open to the public. However, due to space restrictions, registration is required and limited to the first 200 registrants.

“CWD-infected areas currently include parts of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Fulton counties,” said Representative Schemel.  “With the discovery last year of a CWD-positive deer in a Franklin County deer farm, we can anticipate that Franklin will be added to the affected counties.  Please consider joining us to learn more about CWD in our area and what you can do to help stop its spread.”

Wayne Laroche, newly appointed Pennsylvania Game Commission Special Assistant for CWD Response, will be the evening’s presenter. He’ll describe the symptoms of CWD, explain what to do if a deer is exhibiting signs of infection, provide an update on how the state is intensifying its efforts to eradicate the disease, and much more. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. The Game Commission will also have a booth with displays, informational handouts, and maps.


Please contact Kathleen Gunnell, Legislative Aide, at 717-485-3616 or email for additional information.


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