CWD Focus of Three Meetings in Allamakee, Clayton Counties
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting three public meetings in Allamakee and Clayton counties to update the public on chronic wasting disease and seek public input on partnering with hunters, taxidermists and lockers to increase surveillance on the area’s deer herd.
The meetings are scheduled April 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Monona Community Center, 104 South Egbert Street, in Monona; April 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Harpers Ferry Community Center, 238 North Fourth Street, in Harpers Ferry, and from 6-8 p.m., at the Waukon Banquet Center, 612 Rossville Road, in Waukon.
The DNR has begun collecting samples from road-killed deer in the area. At the meeting, attendees will identify other ways the public can help, like reporting sick deer to conservation officers or wildlife staff and working with DNR staff to obtain additional samples from deer taken in the area this fall.