Mike Hopper, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family. CWD kills all deer it infects. The disease has been found in Missouri and is slowly spreading. The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with conservation partners to find cases and limit its spread.
MANDATORY SAMPLING IN 25 COUNTIES NOV. 11 AND 12
Hunters who harvest deer in 25 select counties must present their deer to MDC staff for CWD sampling.
Mandatory sampling is only required during opening weekend of firearms deer season, Nov. 11 and 12.