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Iowa DNR to host chronic waste disease meetings

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two meetings to discuss the results from the special scientific deer collection effort, which was conducted during late January and February around Harpers Ferry and in the northern portion of Allamakee County. 

The collection effort was an important part of the Iowa DNR's chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring. 

The meeting times are below: 

October 11: Waukon Banquet Center, 612 Rossville Road, in Waukon at 6:30 p.m.

October 17: Keystone Area Education Association building, 1400 Second Street NW, in Elkader at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings coincide with the opening of Iowa's deer hunting seasons. Archery season opens October 1, and the early muzzleloader season opens October 14. The DNR works with hunters to collect tissue samples for testing.

The Iowa DNR has more information about CWD and other infectious disease online at www.iowadnr.gov/cwd

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