The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that one deer recently harvested by hunters in north-central Missouri has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. CWD is fatal to deer. The adult buck was harvested in northwest Macon County, where five previous cases of CWD have been found since early 2012.
The latest finding is a result of MDC collecting a total of 1,665 tissue samples for CWD testing from hunter-harvested deer in a six-county ??CWD Containment Zone.?? The sampling effort took place in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties during the past fall archery and firearms deer seasons. The sampling effort was part the Missouri Department of Conservation's targeted CWD testing and containment efforts in the area. Previous stories...Is CWD being handled correctly in Iowa? MDC to hold open house on CWD in Macon County