"The benefit to the agency is it can test a sufficient number of deer within the DMA without having to resort to culling deer to test."
Myers noted that deer harvested outside of the DMA will not be eligible for testing at the check station; however, hunters may get their deer checked by the Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Laboratory, for a fee, by calling 717-787-8808.
For more information from the departments of Agriculture and Health and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, visit:
- www.agriculture.state.pa.us (click on the "Chronic Wasting Disease Information" button on the homepage),
- www.pgc.state.pa.us (click on "CWD Info"), and www.health.state.pa.us (click on "Diseases and Conditions").
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