Clark County Deer Advisory Council to discuss CWD
For Hub City Times
LOYAL — The Clark County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) will hold a special meeting on Jan. 11th at 7 p.m. at Loyal City Hall, 301 N. Main St. in Loyal, to discuss recommendations for preventing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and responding to other CWD issues on both a statewide and local level.
Unlike the annual spring CDAC meetings during which quota and permit level recommendations are determined, the January meeting will focus specifically on CWD in Wisconsin’s white-tailed deer herd. The council will review information on CWD in the county and region and discuss the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ 15-year Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan. The CWD Response Plan guides the DNR’s approach to addressing CWD in Wisconsin’s wild deer herd.
The CDAC will consider current CWD data, recommendations from the stakeholder-based CWD Response Plan Review Committee, and online public feedback on the response plan when developing action item recommendations. Action items in the plan cover topics such as CWD surveillance and monitoring, hunting season tools, captive deer regulations, safety, research, and public involvement.
Public comments on CWD-related agenda topics will be accepted at the meeting, and members of the public may also comment through a public survey that will be made available starting in late December on the CDAC web page at dnr.wi.gov. Search keyword “CDAC.”
Council response plan recommendations will be presented to the statewide CWD Response Plan Review Committee in January and then the Natural Resources Board in March 2017.