Elk NetworkNew Missouri Regulations Aim to Combat CWD

General | June 7, 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, 2020.

MDC also created a CWD Management Zone around where confirmed cases of the disease have been found to help track and limit the spread of CWD.

“Most states with CWD have similar restrictions on carcass movement and MDC is proposing reasonable regulation changes to further reduce the risks of spreading CWD to new areas,” said Jason Sumners, MDC resource science division chief and deer biologist. “CWD remains a rare disease in our state and we want to keep it that way!”

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(Photo source: Missouri Department of Conservation)