MDC Shares CWD Sampling Locations For Deer Hunters in the Northwest Region

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters it is again offering free voluntary sampling and testing of harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the entire deer season at select locations in the region.

Voluntary sampling locations for the Northwest Missouri region include the MDC Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph, the MDC Chillicothe Office, Sunrise Meats LLC in Princeton, Muddy Creek Taxidermy in Mercer, and Top Pin Taxidermy in Princeton.

MDC also offers self-service freezer drop-off locations for hunters to deposit harvested deer heads for CWD testing.

Freezer drop-off locations for Northwest Missouri include the MDC Chillicothe Office and the MDC Lake Paho Conservation Area near Princeton in Mercer County.

Instructions, packing supplies, and information tags are available at the sites.

CWD is a deadly, infectious disease in deer and other members of the deer family that eventually kills all animals it infects.

There is no vaccine or cure.

CWD is in Missouri, and MDC continues its efforts to limit the spread of CWD by finding new cases as early as possible and managing the disease to slow the spread to more deer in more areas.


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