Game Commission wants ban on feeding deer, but request faces opposition

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 28 days ago


In an uphill battle to slow the spread of wildlife diseases, the state Game Commission is asking Pennsylvanians to voluntarily buck a nationwide trend in wildlife feeding. The request was prompted by agency biologists who are battling the spread of a fatal deer malady — chronic wasting disease. They recently recommended to commissioners that a statewide ban on feeding white-tailed deer would help slow the spread of wildlife diseases.