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Rifle deer hunting season and CWD testing begin

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission has set up check stations for Chronic Wasting Disease throughout the 600-square-mile disease management area that covers a large portion of York and Adams counties. 

Hunters in the area must bring their deer in to have them checked and sampled for the disease.  The Game Commission has reached an agreement with 14 deer processors and taxidermists from inside the area that will also serve as check stations.

Dear that are killed in the region may not be taken out of the area intact.  Officials say parts, including meat and antlers can be taken, but high-risk parts like the brain and eyes must remain at the checking station for proper disposal.

The Game Commission's check station off Lake Meade Road near East Berlin in Adams County will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or longer if needed, during the two-week firearms season.


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