AGFC Holds Public Meeting In Fort Smith About Deadly Deer Disease

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Arkansas Game And Fish Commission will be holding a public meeting in Fort Smith Thursday (May 26) to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD), which as been found in dozens of deer and several elk, in Northwest Arkansas.

The meeting will be held at the Janet Huckabee Nature Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

CWD is deadly to cervids, which include deer and elk. It was found in deer and elk in Madison and Pope Counties earlier this year.

The AGFC has proposed several new regulations for the upcoming hunting season to manage the spread of the disease.