Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Hosting CWD Management Meeting in Harrison County

December 12, 2023 By: Torin Miller

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is hosting a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) management in response to a positive test result for a hunter-harvested buck from Harrison County. In late November, MDWFP received the first CWD-positive detection for Harrison County, and the public meeting is intended to inform local hunters on the effects and management of this disease.

The meeting will be held at the West Harrison High School Gymnasium (10399 County Farm Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503), December 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM.

As with previous seasons, MDWFP is relying on hunter-harvested deer to monitor CWD across Mississippi. The National Deer Association (NDA) strongly encourages our Mississippi members and supporters, or those who hunt in Mississippi, to attend this public meeting. The NDA outlines deer diseases as a critical focus area and slowing the spread of CWD is of primary concern.

For more information about CWD in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com/cwd. For more information on the science, management and policy surrounding CWD nationally, visit deerassociation.com/cwd.

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.