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Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD kills deer, elk, and moose. Get the facts, and help protect Missouri's white-tailed deer from this disease. More

Chronic Wasting Disease in Missouri

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White Tailed Deer
Disease management strategies for our white-tailed deer herd More

Commission approves suspension of issuing permits for new deer breeders and big-game hunting facilities

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A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.
Action is part of MDC efforts to work with stakeholders on limiting spread of CWD. More

Conservation Department urges state-wide vigilance to protect white-tailed deer

A white-tailed deer doe and fawn with spots.
Anyone who sees sick deer should report it to their local conservation agent or office. More

CWD Core Area Map

CWD Core Area Map
The olive-color box on this map shows the core area around where CWD has been found, and where MDC will be working with local landowners to reduce deer numbers. The core area is comprised of a 30-square-mile block along the northern part of the Linn- and Macon-county border and comprises about 2% of the counties’ total area. More

CWD found in two free-ranging deer from Macon County

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Photo of white tailed buck
Two positive results for Chronic Wasting Disease are first for free-ranging deer in Missouri. More

CWD November 2002

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Missouri ramps up efforts to keep the state's deer herd healthy. More

CWD: Setting the Record Straight

This three-page document clarifies misperceptions and corrects myths about chronic wasting disease in Missouri's cervid (deer and elk) populations and MDC's efforts to eradicate CWD in our state. More


CWD hunter sampling locations
Hunters who harvest yearling and adult deer during opening weekend of 2010 firearms deer season (Nov. 13-14) in Linn, Chariton, Macon and parts of Sullivan, Adair and Randolph counties are encouraged to take their deer to the following collection sites for tissue sampling between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More

Deer Diseases

Learn about a few of the more common parasites and unusual conditions that people, especially hunters, might observe in deer: chronic wasting disease, cutaneous fibromas, hemorrhagic disease, Lyme disease, nasal bot flies and tapeworms. More