Tag Archives: chronic wasting disease

REMINDER TO DEER HUNTERS: MDC needs your help opening firearms weekend to find CWD

MDC is conducting mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties November 11 and 12 and offering voluntary CWD sampling throughout entire deer season. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it needs their help to keep the deadly deer disease called chronic wasting disease (CWD) from spreading to more deer […]

MDC Reports Three New Cases of CWD From Mandatory Sampling

Final results from 19,200+ deer tested show total of five cases of chronic wasting disease, with none in Scotland County.   The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports it has received final results from the more than 19,200 tissue samples tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) following the Department’s mandatory sampling of deer harvested on […]

Local Deer Hunters Required to Present Opening Weekend Harvests for CWD Testing

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs help from deer hunters to find and limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a deadly illness for deer. MDC reminds deer hunters that the Wildlife Code of Missouri requires hunters who harvest deer during the opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season on November 12th […]

Conservation Department Announces Statewide Deer Meetings

With mounting concerns about disease, herd size, and regulation changes, hunters and other Missouri residents with an interest in white-tailed deer will have the opportunity to express their opinions on management of the state’s deer herd at regional meetings in June and July. The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold open houses at 14 locations […]