The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host a public meeting to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at Fayette Academy located 15090, Highway 64 in Somerville. The meeting is Tuesday, April 9 at from 7-9 p.m.
The meeting will be the second public meeting to discuss and answer questions in regard to the disease since CWD was confirmed initially in Fayette and Hardeman counties in December. Currently, there have been 185 confirmations with a few more sampling results yet to be received by the TWRA. A total of 2,999 deer have been tested from the eight county CWD Management Zone with 107 confirmations coming from Fayette County, 77 from Hardeman County, and one from Madison County.
A short presentation will be made with any updates and planned monitoring activities in the areas. Following the presentation, TWRA staff along with representatives from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, will entertain questions.
For those who cannot attend in person, the meeting can be viewed on Facebook live and after the meeting on TWRA Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeWildlifeResourcesAgency/.
More information on CWD can be found by visiting the website, CWDinTennessee.com.