CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation

As part of an ongoing effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Missouri Department of Conservation has added additional regulations to their Wildlife Code that will take effect in 2020. 

Missouri Department of Conservation

Starting next month, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be shrinking their Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management zones. Conservation Nature Center Assistant Manager Jamie Koehler says this is not the result of a reduction in cases of the deadly deer disease, but a reduction in travel distances among the woodland species.

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

On today's episode of Going Public, we sit down with AJ Hendershott, the educational regional supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, about concerns with chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD. The disease, which is fatal to deer, has been found in white-tailed deer in 11 Missouri counties.

AJ Hendershott:

Missouri Department of Conservation

Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Bollinger counties have been added to a list of 7 Missouri counties placed under new restrictions for feeding and giving minerals to deer, and considered to be Chronic Wasting Disease management zones.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Nearly three months after the close of deer season, the Missouri Department of Conservation has reported seven positive cases of chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD, in Perry (1)  and Ste. Genevieve (6) counties. CWD is a fatal illness among deer, and is reportedly spreading. Despite a lack in evidence that CWD is a risk to humans, public health officials advise against exposing yourself to it.