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 - 2018

Get details on MDC mandatory sampling activities, counties included in mandatory sampling, sampling locations, an interactive map to find locations, mandatory sampling instructions and tips, and details on mandatory sampling.  

Details for the 2018 season will be posted closer to the season.

Voluntary CWD Sampling - 2017

MDC offers free, voluntary CWD sampling of hunter-harvested deer taken in counties of its CWD Management Zone during the entire deer-hunting season. Hunters who harvest deer outside of the CWD Management Zone can have their deer tested for a fee by other entities during the entire deer season. Get details on voluntary sampling locations inside and outside the CWD Management Zone.

Details for the 2018 season will be posted closer to the season.