SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Chronic Wasting Disease
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SD Focus host Stephanie Rissler.

SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Chronic Wasting Disease

Join host Stephanie Rissler and guests for a live, in-depth conversation about Chronic Wasting Disease.

Wildlife Program administrators with South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks have been developing a plan to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is a progressive and fatal neurological disease affecting the brain and spinal cord of deer and elk. From 2001-2019, the GF&P confirmed CWD in 135 white-tailed deer, 89 mule deer, and 201 elk within Custer, Fall River, Lawrence and Pennington counties. In March 2019, a captive elk tested positive for CWD in Clark County. We’ll discuss how the plan may affect hunters, taxidermists, game processors and wildlife watchers in the state.

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Guests include:

  • Chad Switzer -- Wildlife Program Administrator & Department Lead on CWD, SD GF&P
  • Josh Delger -- GF&P Wildlife Resource Supervisor, SE Region
  • Steve Griffin – GF&P Big Game Biologist
  • Mendel Miller - Animal Industry Board

Thursday, May 9, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1 &

Join the conversation. Submit your comment or question:
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