chronic wasting disease

Chronic Wasting Disease
6:01 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Missouri Conservation Commission Tries To Stop Chronic Wasting Disease In Wild Deer

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Missouri's Conservation Commission voted unanimously Friday to adopt a list of recommendations designed to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, from captive white tail deer to the wild population.

The recommendations primarily target privately owned fields, pens and reserves where trophy deer are raised to be hunted.  Mike Hubbard, chief of the Department of Conservation's (MDC) Resource Science Division, says the recommendations include banning the import of white tail deer, mule deer and their hybrids into Missouri.

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Chronic Wasting Disease
3:23 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo.

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Conservation officials in Missouri want deer hunters to take precautions this fall in order to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

CWD cases are so far limited to a containment zone in north central Missouri, with the state's first documented case occurring three years ago.  Joe Jerek with the Missouri Department of Conservation says hunters should wear latex gloves when field-dressing a deer.

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Chronic Wasting Disease
7:34 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Are Mo. Deer & Elk Threatened By Chronic Wasting Disease? Mo. House Committee Begins Hearings

A deer runs for cover with white tail in the air.

A Missouri House interim committee heard testimony Monday on whether Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, poses a grave threat to the state's white tail deer and elk populations.

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Interim Committees
5:53 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Mo. Lawmakers Form Interim Committees To Work On Issues For 2014

Mo. Capitol
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Lawmakers in Missouri will continue working on several issues this summer and fall in preparation for next year's legislative session.

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