Missouri Department Considering Changes

The Missouri Department of Conservation is having discussions about changing state laws to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD. One change the department is considering is to prohibit the ability to import dear carcasses from other states. The state is also considering restricting carcass movement within the state. Over 40 counties around the state are in a CWD management zones, This means the disease was discovered in or near the county in question, some counties include, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. These counties are all under additional restrictions because they are in management zones. These restrictions include required harvested-deer testing during the first weekend of firearm season and hunters are forbidden to feed deer.

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