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Is Chronic Wasting Disease turning off hunters?

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When Chronic Wasting Disease was first detected in Arkansas last year, it struck a blow.

According to NBC affiliate KARK-TV, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have taken steps that have been built around what the commission has learned about the disease.

Deer hunting is a big part of the culture of Arkansas, but some hunters thought that the sport they loved was under threat from CWD.

The AGFC thought the presence of CWD would hurt the upcoming hunting season.

AGFC is still collecting information on CWD but has moved forward with a response based the information they know.

The commission set up a CWD management zone in the counties they know the disease has been found.

AGFC is drawing up new deer regulations to slow the spread of CWD.

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