CWD Effort Continues

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be working with private landowners in a small section of Linn and Macon counties to help limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

They’ll do it by reducing local deer numbers. The targeted reduction effort will focus on a core area around northwest Macon County where the disease has been found in six free-ranging deer since early 2012. This core area is comprised of a 29-square-mile block along the northern part of the Linn- and Macon-county border and comprises about 2% of the counties’ total area. The effort will involve MDC staff working with cooperating landowners to shoot deer on their properties beginning in mid-January and ending by mid-March.