Special Commission Meeting

Thursday, July 16, 2015
9:00 a.m.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX  78744

Archived Audio

9:00 a.m. — Work Session

Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Commission Chair
Carter Smith, Commission Liaison

  1. Convene Meeting
  2. Chronic Wasting Disease Discovery and Response (Public Session and Executive Session)
  3. Adjourn Meeting

Special Meeting Item No. 2

Special Commission Meeting
Chronic Wasting Disease Discovery and Response
July 16, 2015

A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas.

Staff and invited presenters will provide background, information and options to the Commission, including possible measures to further minimize the risk of CWD spreading into Texas’ free-ranging white-tailed deer herd, and to protect the captive deer breeding industry. The Commission may direct staff to undertake certain appropriate measures including, but not limited to, emergency rulemaking, if necessary.