National Park Officials Considering All Options to Combat Fatal Deer Disease

Officials with Shenandoah National Park are trying to come up with plans to fight chronic wasting disease in the massive, wooded park.

According to The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, officials in the Virginia park are concerned about wild deer and the fatal disease that can affect them. Quarantine areas are established, hunters can have deer tested and other measures have been enacted. One possible future option is to reduce the number of deer in the park where their population is heaviest.

CWD-infected deer have been found 25 miles from the park’s northern border

“We could theoretically use sharpshooters … but that hasn’t been done yet,” park biologist Rolf Gubler told the newspaper.

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