Chronic Wasting Disease Expands to More Counties in Missouri
April 25, 2023 9:06AM CDT
Following the Missouri Department of Conservation’s targeted culling efforts for Chronic Wasting Disease among the state’s deer herd, nine more counties have deer that have tested positive for the deadly neurological disease. Randolph County Conservation Agent Zach Barnes says the rate of deer testing positive is still low.
Sullivan, Livingston and Ray counties were among the new locations to have deer test positive for CWD. Barnes explains what to expect in counties being added to the state’s CWD Management Zone.
Barnes adds the department’s efforts with CWD are to limit the spread as much as possible.
Missouri is one of 16 states where deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.