The CWD Management Zone includes counties within approximately 25 miles of CWD Detections.
The Zone includes these counties within or that touch a radius of approximately 25 miles from where the disease has been found: Adair, Barry, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Crawford, Cole, Cooper, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Ozark, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Washington, and Warren.
New for Fall 2017, hunters who harvest deer in certain “CWD Management Zone” counties (see map) on November 11 and 12 must present their deer, or the head with at least six inches of the neck in place, to an MDC CWD sampling location on the day of harvest. The testing is free and hunters can also get free results.
Grain, salt products, minerals and other consumable products used to attract deer are prohibited year-round within CWD Management Zone. The following exceptions are allowed:
Attracting deer using grain, salt, or minerals artificially concentrates deer in a small area, increasing the chance of spreading CWD from one deer to another or from the environment to deer.
Antler-point restrictions have been removed and hunters can purchase two antlerless permits in all CWD Management Zone counties for the 2017 season.
Antler-point restrictions protect young males, who are at a greater risk of spreading CWD as they establish new home ranges. Harvesting more antlered deer may help slow the spread of CWD. Because CWD can be transmitted from deer to deer, limiting local population increases in the CWD Management Zone may help slow the spread of the disease.
Deer hunters are encouraged to avoid moving whole deer carcasses outside of the CWD Management Zone. Decrease the risk of spreading CWD by moving only these deer parts:
If you see a sick deer, please call your local conservation agent or your regional Conservation Department office.