Biology professor Carolyn Mahan to speak on chronic wasting disease Nov. 7

A deer (buck) in a field
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ALTOONA, Pa. -- Carolyn Mahan, professor of biology and member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation will offer the talk, "Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania: Occurrence, prevalence, and deer management implications," on Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in room 117 of the Science Building, at Penn State Altoona.

Mahan will explain what causes chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effects on white-tailed deer, its implications to hunters, and what the commonwealth is doing to solve the problem in a way that benefits both the state and hunters.

The talk is free and open to the public.