Voluntary and Mandatory CWD Testing

With the start of the Firearm Deer Season just over a month away on November 12th, the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missouri hunters of the free voluntary sampling and testing of harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD), including at some MDC offices and participating taxidermists and meat processors. MDC also offers self-service freezer drop-off locations for hunters to […]

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CWD Testing Locations

Free voluntary sampling and testing of harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) is offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation, including some MDC offices and participating taxidermists and meat processors. MDC is also offering self-service freezer drop-off locations for hunters to deposit harvested deer heads to have tested for CWD. Instructions, packing supplies, and information tags are available at […]

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MDC Hunting Booklets Available

Missouri hunters have updated resources available to them in the form of MDC Booklets.  Deer, turkey, waterfowl, and dove hunters can get the most current information on their upcoming fall hunting from the MDC’s new 2022 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest 2022-2023. These booklets provide detailed information on fall […]

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Arkansas Woman Injured In Accident With Deer

An Arkansas woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident on I-35 in Daviess County Friday evening.  State Troopers report the crash happened at the 82 mile marker as 33-year-old Jaqueline Ayers of Alma Arkansas was southbound and struck a deer.  Her vehicle ran off the left side of the road.  She was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital for treatment […]

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Missouri 2021/22 Deer Harvest & Local Numbers

The final deer harvest numbers for the State of Missouri were revealed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  The seasons ended on January 15th with a total of 293,670 The 2021/22 season included 60,834 deer taken by archers.  MDC says this is the third-highest archery deer harvest on record. In the local counties, the totals were: Caldwell        1,716 Carroll           2,402 […]

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MDC – Alternatives Methods Deer Season Totals

The Alternative Methods season for deer hunting came to a close in Missouri with a total of 9,965 deer taken across the state.  That is down about 5,000 from last year In the local counties, the totals are as follows. Alternative           Total Caldwell………. 54………… 1708 Carroll………… 83………… 2389 Chariton………. 61………… 2029 Daviess………. 86………… 2661 Grundy……….. 73………… 1855 Linn……………. 96………… 2846 […]

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