JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Mandatory sampling is required for hunters who harvest deer in 25 Missouri counties during the opening weekend of firearms season, Nov. 11-12, 2017.
That's due to Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
The MDC says sampling locations will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Genevieve and St.Francois Counties are included in the 25 select counties.
According to the conservation officials, the disease is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer.