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Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/24/2021

Chronic wasting disease previously discovered in captive deer and its impacts on this fall's deer hunting seasons in the Beltrami County area will be the focus of meetings scheduled Sept. 28 in Bemidji and Sept. 29 in Kelliher.

Deer permit areas impacted this discovery are 110, the portion of 169 west of Minnesota Highway 6, 184 and 197.

People unable to attend in-person can register to participate virtually in the Bemidji meeting.

Both meetings are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. The first is on Sept. 28 in the commons at Bemidji High School, 2900 Division St. W. The second is on Sept. 29 in the commons at Kelliher High School, 345 4th St. NW. People planning to attend either in-person or virtually need to register and submit questions ahead of time at

Information presented at the meetings will include presentations from the:

- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' regarding deer management and wildlife health programs;

- Minnesota Board of Animal Health; and

- University of Minnesota's Center for Prion Research and Outreach, which has conducted testing in the area.

Representatives from each organization will answer questions after the presentations.

Additional information about CWD, sampling requirements for hunters who harvest deer and the DNR's disease management strategy is available online at

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