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In Maryland, Hopes that Plan to Slaughter Deer Will Stave Off Disease

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The spread of a disease that's fatal to white-tailed deer has prompted the National Park Service to endorse a lethal response. The agency is seeking public comment through September 18th on potentially slaughtering hundreds of deer at the Antietam and Monocacy battlefields, if Chronic Wasting Disease is found within 20 miles. Both parks are within 60 miles of confirmed cases, which affects the brains of white-tailed dear.

The park service says killing large numbers of deer could prevent the illness from becoming established among overpopulated herds within the parks. The contagious illness is fatal to deer but poses no apparent risk to humans.

Stephanie Kaye reports...

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