JACKSON – The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, adopted regulations for the revised Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone for the 2018-2019 hunting season during the August 16, 2018 meeting held at J.P. Coleman State Park. Regulations were approved after the thirty day comment period and take effect immediately. The new zone includes portions of Issaquena, Sharkey, and Warren counties and is identified as all areas south of Highways 14 and 16, areas west of the Yazoo River, all portions of Warren County, and all areas east of the Mississippi River.
The supplemental feeding ban and permitted hog trapping are lifted in Hinds, Claiborne, and Yazoo counties. Within the revised zone, supplemental feeding is banned and hog trapping must be permitted through Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. (MDWFP) Also, no portions of cervid carcasses may be transported outside of the zone. For products that may leave the CWD Management Zone see the 2018-2019 CWD Hunting Season Handout located at mdwfp.com/cwd.
MDWFP will host a public meeting to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at Warren Central High School on Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. located in the Auditorium. Presentations by MDWFP staff will be on the status of CWD and planned monitoring activities for the 2018-2019 hunting season. Representatives from MDWFP will be available to answer questions.
Those unable to attend can view the meeting via Facebook Live on the MDWFP Facebook Page. Viewers can ask questions in the comment box during the video.
For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease, or to report a sick animal, visit www.mdwfp.com/cwd.