Chronic wasting disease previously discovered in captive deer and its impacts on this fall’s deer hunting seasons in the Beltrami County area will be the focus of meetings scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Bemidji and Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Kelliher, Minn.

Deer permit areas affected by the CWD discovery are 110, the portion of 169 west of Minnesota Highway 6, 184 and 197.

People unable to attend in-person can register to participate virtually in the Bemidji meeting.


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Both meetings are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. The Bemidji meeting is set for the commons at Bemidji High School, 2900 Division St. W. The Kelliher meeting will take place in the commons at Kelliher High School, 345 Fourth St. NW. People planning to attend either in-person or virtually need to register and submit questions ahead of time at

Information presented at the meetings will include presentations from the DNR, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Prion Research and Outreach, which has conducted testing in the area.

Representatives from each organization will answer questions after the presentations.

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