The latest information about the deadly Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will be discussed at a public meeting Monday, September 17, at the Missoula office of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Department. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at 3201 Spurgin Road (turn off of Reserve Street).

Last year, CWD was found in deer south of Billings and North of Chester on the borders of Montana. The fatal, contagious disease can infect deer, elk and moose. Wildlife disease ecologist Emily Almberg will be among FWP personnel who will be available for questions from the public. The department has instituted Transport Restriction Areas in the state, near where the disease was discovered last fall. There are also some High Surveillance Areas this fall. The nearest ones to Western Montana hunters are hunting districts 210,212 and 217, in the Upper Clark Fork. If you need more information, check the FWP website.