House Committees to Discuss Impact of Fatal Disease on State Hunting and Tourism
WHAT: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) will be the subject of a joint informational meeting of the House Game and Fisheries and Tourism and Recreational Development committees. CWD, which can be fatal, was recently detected in 12 white-tailed deer in southcentral Pennsylvania, the only area of the state where CWD has been found in free-ranging deer. The impact on the Commonwealth’s hunting and tourism industries will be the subject of discussion.

WHO: The committees’ majority chairmen, state Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-York) and Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster), will conduct the hearing. Testifiers include representatives from the Bureau of Wildlife Management, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room 60, East Wing, State Capitol.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The meeting will be streamed at and

Media contact: Scott Little, 717.260.6137, [email protected]