Wildlife Outreach Center
WOW is your one stop location for finding extension fact sheets, handbooks, webinars, youth programs and answers to frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania wildlife.
We’ve always had lots of great information on PA wildlife, but now we have brought it all together at one website making it much easier to locate what you are looking for. Whether you are interested in habitat management, solving a nuisance wildlife problem or locating a rehabilitator to take care of an injured animal, you’ll find the information you need is just a click away.
CWD: Vet Suggests Banning Salt Licks, Feed Stations
November 30, 2012A veterinarian in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has proposed banning salt licks and feed stations for wild deer in Pennsylvania to help control chronic wasting disease.
Chronic Wasting Disease – Recommendations for Hunters
November 27, 2012As hunting season gets under way, many hunters are asking what additional precautions they should take now that Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in Pennsylvania.
Chronic Wasting Disease Updates and Information
November 26, 2012As many of you are probably well aware, chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed in a captive deer at a commercial deer farm in Adams County in October, 2012. A second deer from the same herd as also tested positive for CWD. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease that attacks the brain and nervous system of infected deer (also elk and moose). It is transmitted by direct animal to animal contact and also between infected deer and the environment and other deer.