Iowa DNR Hosting CWD Virtual Forum Prior to First Gun Season

November 22, 2023 By: Torin Miller

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a virtual public meeting on November 27th at 7 p.m. via Zoom to share updates on statewide chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance and management efforts. The DNR is asking those who wish to attend to register ahead of time. The meeting will also be recorded and posted on the Iowa DNR’s YouTube page. Click here to register.

As of November 14, a total of 263 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in 16 Iowa counties. DNR has increased its surveillance efforts for the 2023-2024 deer hunting season in Grundy, Jasper, and Marshall Counties, where the disease was detected most recently.

The virtual public meeting will give the public the opportunity to learn more about CWD surveillance and management efforts in Iowa, understand ways they can help, and time to ask questions. Click here to learn more about CWD and deer management in Iowa.

The National Deer Association (NDA) strongly encourages our Iowa members and supporters, or those who hunt in Iowa, to attend this virtual public meeting. The NDA outlines deer diseases as a critical focus area and slowing the spread of CWD is of primary concern. To learn more about CWD, click here.

About Torin Miller:

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Senior Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a J.D. from Penn State Law. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.