Targeted Culling Efforts Ongoing in Southern Randolph County

This year’s fall firearms deer season revealed the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Randolph County. The infected deer was found in the southern portion of the county. Randolph County Conservation Agent Zach Barnes says targeted culling efforts have begun to prevent the spread of the disease.

The Missouri Department of Conservation held an informational meeting for local landowners in Higbee on January 4th. Barnes says landowners still have the opportunity to take part in targeted culling.

The targeted culling area for southern Randolph County covers a condensed area.

Statewide targeted culling efforts began on January 16th and run through March 15th.