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.
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.