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NDA teamed up with the Archery Trade Association (ATA) and the CWD Alliance to create a one-stop-shop infographic on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). The information below represents an excellent overview of the disease, how it affects wild cervids and what hunters need to know as they head afield. To download a copy, click here. To learn even more about CWD and how you can help slow the spread, visit the Helpful Resources section at the bottom of this page.


To learn more about the science of CWD, read up-to-date news on the disease, and view the latest listing of infected areas, please visit these helpful resources:



The mission of the CWD Alliance is to promote responsible and accurate communications regarding CWD, and to support strategies that effectively control CWD to minimize its impact on wild, free-ranging cervids including deer, elk, and moose.



The USGS National Wildlife Health Center is the only national center dedicated to wildlife disease detection, control, and prevention in the United States. Its mission is to advance wildlife health science for the benefit of animals, humans, and the environment.


USGS distribution of chronic wasting disease in North America.




The Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program is a science-based, wildlife health program serving to increase disease surveillance, management and research to better protect wildlife across the Commonwealth.