Mandatory deer harvest sampling required for 25 MO counties

Updated: Nov. 2, 2017 at 7:33 PM CDT
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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.

For more information visit MDCs website.

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