Chronic Wasting Disease Update

May 21, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm, program at 7:00pm
Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s lecture hall
125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville

The public is invited to attend the May 21, 2018 meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program.  Bob Dittmar DVM, Wildlife Veterinarian for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will address the topic of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD.)  During the 2016-2017 Texas whitetail deer hunting season, the first confirmed case of CWD in a free-ranging Texas whitetail deer was detected.  Additionally, the first known free-ranging elk in Texas to test positive for CWD was harvested.  Dr. Dittmar will give a review of what Chronic Wasting Disease is and why Texans should worry about it.  He will also discuss some management strategies, review the CWD timeline in Texas and give an update on recent sampling numbers.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  It will be held at the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s lecture hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7:00 p.m.  Contact Craig Childs, Hill Country Chapter Vice-President, (210) 286-2674, for further information.