The Missouri Department of Conservation Reminds Hunters of New CWD Regulations for Cervid Carcasses

(Jefferson City, MO) The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters, meat processors, taxidermists, and others of new regulations now in effect regarding transporting deer, elk, and other cervid carcasses into Missouri and within the state, and of new regulations on cervid-carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists.

The new regulations of the Wildlife Code of Missouri are part of MDC's ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the deadly disease called Chronic Wasting Disease, which affects deer, elk, and other members of the deer family, called cervids.

According to MDC, most deer hunters should not be affected by the new regulations and most meat processors and taxidermists are already properly disposing of deer carcasses.

MDC will again offer statewide voluntary CWD sampling and testing of harvested deer during the entire deer season at select locations throughout the state.

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