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Northeast Iowa hunters are invited to any of three upcoming meetings focusing on chronic wasting disease (CWD).

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host the meetings to update the public on CWD and seek public input on partnering with hunters, taxidermists and lockers to increase surveillance on the area’s deer herd.

The meetings are scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 22), 6-8 p.m., at the Monona Community Center, Monona; Wednesday, April 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Harpers Ferry Community Center, Harpers Ferry, and Wednesday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m., at the Waukon Banquet Center, Waukon.

The DNR has begun collecting samples from road-killed deer in the area. At the meeting, attendees will identify other ways the public can help, like reporting sick deer to conservation officers or wildlife staff and working with DNR staff to obtain additional samples from deer taken in the area this fall.