Remove antler restrictions in DMA's... yes.
Either sex in muzzleloader seasons... ? Where are you guys getting that? Here's the actual proposal, nothing about either sex ML seasons.
In case you can't open the pdf:
Plan Elements New, Isolated Cases (i.e. when CWD is first detected in new areas)
After initial detection of CWD in new areas, hunters will be given the first opportunity to harvest more deer and collect more CWD samples for testing. The management objective in these new areas is to eliminate the disease before it becomes established in the deer population or in the environment (e.g. soil). A CWD Control Unit will be created, which will be a 3-mile radius area surrounding the new detection. The Game Commission will work with local hunters and landowners to collect a minimum number of samples to be confident of the true extent of the disease. Some steps that could be taken include: 1) engage stakeholders and provide accurate and current information regarding CWD, 2) increase deer tags available, 3) expand hunting season lengths, 4) remove antler point restrictions, 5) mandatory sampling within CWD Control Units, 6) minimum sample size quota collected within CWD Control Units 7) agency-directed targeted removals of deer if management objectives are not met through hunter harvest.
In areas where CWD is established (within 10 miles of other positive cases and greater than 1 percent prevalence for consecutive years), the management objective is to maintain CWD prevalence below 5 percent. This area would currently include Blair, Bedford, Fulton counties and immediately surrounding areas. With current science it is unlikely to eliminate CWD once established. Management actions could include: 1) engage stakeholders and provide accurate and current information regarding CWD, 2) increase antlerless tags available, 3) expand hunting season lengths, 4) remove antler point restrictions, 5) agencydirected targeted removals of deer if management objectives (i.e. maintain CWD prevalence less than 5 percent) are not met through hunter harvest