CWD public information meeting January 15

The Minnesota DNR, which responds to and manages CWD in wild deer, and Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH), which regulates farmed deer and elk, will conduct a CWD public information meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Tau Center Rotunda at Winona State University, 511 Hilbert St., Winona, Minn.

DNR officials will discuss their management response to CWD found in farmed deer in Winona County and a wild deer in Houston County. BAH representatives will provide an overview of state statutes and rules regarding farmed deer, review key aspects of the Farmed Cervidae Program and give a brief summary of Minnesota's CWD-positive farmed deer herds since 2002. Participants also will have an opportunity to ask questions of both agencies. Seating capacity is limited to 250. Bluffland Whitetails Association plans to stream the event on its Facebook page.