Mark Beauchesne: (603) 271-3211
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
September 5, 2018
CONCORD, N.H. – Both hunters and conservationists can learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and its potential threat to New Hampshire’s deer and moose populations at a free outdoor adventure talk being offered on Wednesday, September 12, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. No pre-registration is required.
This seminar features Dan Bergeron, New Hampshire Fish and Game Deer Project Leader, who will present on CWD, the risk it poses to the state’s deer and moose populations, prevention methods, and what hunters can do to help. Topics will include information about current research efforts, CWD’s impact on deer, how the disease spreads, disease management, and where it is currently found.
Chronic Wasting Disease is a contagious, always fatal, neurological disease that affects deer, moose, and other members of the deer family, and for which there is currently no vaccine or cure. In the year 2000, CWD had only been detected in North America in six U.S. states and one Canadian province in both wild and captive deer herds, but as of 2018, CWD has been documented in 25 states, two Canadian provinces, and two countries outside of North America (Korea and Norway).
Dan Bergeron’s love of hunting grew throughout his youth in New Hampshire, and he realized he wanted to transform his passion for the outdoors and wildlife into a career. Bergeron went on to receive his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire and has worked on multiple research projects involving deer, bear, wild turkey, and moose. Having been a biologist for over a decade and the Department’s Deer Project Leader for the past five years, Bergeron has a unique appreciation for what goes into managing wildlife populations.
To learn more about CWD, visit www.wildnh.com/wildlife/cwd.