Mike Hopper, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Notice: Hunters who harvest a deer from a CWD Management Zone county on Nov. 14th & 15th will not be required this year to bring their deer to an MDC sampling station on the day of harvest due to Public Health concerns tied to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. However, 71 sampling stations in these counties will remain open and hunters are encouraged to voluntarily participate in CWD sampling on those days.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family, called cervids.
The disease has been found in Missouri and is slowly spreading. The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with conservation partners to find cases and limit its spread. CWD remains relatively rare in the state at this time.
Here are link to indepth studies related to deer dying from CWD and CWD driving population declines:
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.
In designated Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Core Areas, landowners of 20 contiguous acres or greater are eligible to receive up to 10 no-cost CWD Management Permits for use on their qualifying properties.