CWD Regulations For Opening Of Firearm Deer Season

Local deer hunters are reminded of a new regulation this year that is for the Opening Weekend of the Firearm Deer Season.

The Missouri Department of Conservation says sampling for chronic wasting disease (CWD) will be required this year for hunters who harvest deer in any of the 34 counties of the CWD Management Zone on the opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season.   During mandatory sampling, harvested deer (or the head) must be taken to an MDC CWD mandatory sampling station on the day of harvest.

Hunters are reminded that four counties were added to the CWD Management Zone this year: Camden, Laclede, McDonald, and Pulaski.  (The full list of counties includes Adair, Barry, Camden, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Hickory, Howell, Jefferson, Knox, Laclede, Linn, Macon, McDonald, Mercer, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington..)



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