Missouri Department of Conservation Continues CWD Prevention Work

The Missouri Department of Conservation continues its efforts to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) among the state’s deer. Randolph County Conservation Agent Zach Barnes says the recent round of testing has yielded good news.

The CWD testing has been ongoing over the course of the 2022-23 deer season. Barnes explains the key to Missouri’s effort to contain the disease.

The conservation department’s winter culling operations will begin Monday. Barnes says local landowners play a pivotal role.

Missouri has a 0.2 percent CWD positivity rate this season. Local counties in Missouri’s CWD Management Zone are Macon, Chariton, Linn, Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, Knox and Clark.