***Rabies Alert*** Mercer County Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies

December 2, 2015                                                             ***Rabies Alert*** Mercer County Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies   Location – Anchorage Road, South Pymatuning Township, Sharpsville, Mercer County   Summary – A woman had kept a raccoon as a pet for 7 years in an outdoor enclosure after she found the baby raccoon with its mother who was killed…

PENNSYLVANIA TO EMPLOY NEW CWD TESTING INITIATIVE

PENNSYLVANIA TO EMPLOY NEW CWD TESTING INITIATIVE Game Commission sampling as many deer as possible within 11 townships in Bedford and Blair counties.   The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be increasing efforts to sample white-tailed deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the upcoming general firearms deer season. In addition to continuing with established CWD…

CWD RULES EXPAND

CWD RULES EXPAND High-risk deer parts no longer can be imported from Ohio, Maryland, New York, Virginia or West Virginia.   Pennsylvanians who hunt deer, elk or other cervids out-of-state might be affected by newly updated rules that prohibit the importation of specific high-risk cervid parts into Pennsylvania from states and provinces where chronic wasting…