North Carolina WRC Announces Public Forums to Address CWD

September 20, 2022 By: Amber Kornak

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) is encouraging sportsmen and women who hunt in Alleghany, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties to attend upcoming KNOW chronic wasting disease (CWD) forums. Each public forum will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Registration is NOT required.

The KNOW CWD public forums will be held on:

  • September 22nd: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston Salem
  • September 29th: Wilkes County Cooperative Extension Center,¬†416 Executive Dr, Wilkesboro¬†
  • October 4th: Yadkin County Cooperative Extension Center,¬†2051 Agricultural Way, Yadkinville¬†

Questions can be submitted in advance via the online portal and will remain open until September 20th at 5 p.m.

WRC staff will address the special regulations implemented in the CWD Surveillance Areas. The Wildlife Commission also released the above educational video to help hunters to KNOW CWD and North Carolina’s response to the disease.

The National Deer Association (NDA) strongly encourages our North Carolina members and supporters, and especially those who live or hunt in the CWD Surveillance Areas, to attend one of these public meetings. 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 Amber Kornak:

Amber Kornak is a Policy Intern with the National Deer Association. She received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has 8 years of wildlife experience working with big game animals such as bears, deer and elk. Amber is an outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northwest Montana.