Safety & Health

Deer

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Deer Diseases & Parasites

Browse health threats to Missouri's deer population.

Tree Stand Safety

Follow these safety tips to avoid getting hurt when you hunt from elevated tree stands.

Safe Deer Hunting

Browse tips for safe Missouri deer hunting using firearms or archery methods.

Mandatory CWD Sampling Stations

If you harvest a deer in 25 select counties of the 41-county CWD Management Zone during November 11 or 12, you must take your deer (or the head with at least 6 inches of the neck in place) on the day of harvest to one of these CWD sampling stations.

Voluntary CWD Sampling Stations

From September 15 to January 15 deer may be taken to various locations for voluntary CWD sampling. On November 11 and 12, deer harvested in 25 select counties of the 41-county CWD Management Zone must be taken to one of 56 mandatory CWD sampling stations.