Special regulations apply in CWD Management Zone counties. For the 2022–2023 deer seasons, the CWD Management Zone includes Adair, Barry, Barton, Camden, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jefferson, Knox, Laclede, Linn, Macon, McDonald, Mercer, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ripley, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Vernon, Warren, and Washington counties. New! Barton, Greene, Ripley, and Vernon counties are new additions to the CWD Management Zone.
The following regulations apply in the CWD Management Zone:
- During Nov. 12–13, hunters who harvest a deer in CWD Management Zone counties (except Gasconade, Knox, St. Charles, and Warren; see map below) must take the deer (or its head) on the day of harvest to a mandatory CWD sampling station.
- The use of grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable products used to attract deer is prohibited year-round in these counties.
- Deer harvested from these counties must be reported through Telecheck before they can be removed from the county of harvest.
- Carcass movement restrictions have been put in place in CWD Management Zone counties.