Missouri requiring hunters to bring deer in for CWD tests

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This weekend is the opening of the November firearms deer season.  It is the biggest hunting season of the year.

This also the third year Missouri Department of Conservation is requiring all hunters who harvest deer during the first two days of the season (this Saturday and Sunday) to bring their deer in for mandatory testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

 This applies to all hunters who harvest deer in 31 select counties of the CWD Management Zone during the first two days of the season. These include Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren Franklin, Crawford and Washington Counties in our area.

CWD is spread from deer to deer through direct contact and through contact with soil, food, and water that have been contaminated through feces, urine, saliva, or carcasses of infected deer. Potential for transmission increases when deer gather in larger, concentrated numbers. Young bucks can also spread CWD to new areas as they search for territories and mates.

CWD remains relatively rare in the state at this time. Research from other states that have had CWD much longer than Missouri shows that the disease has been impossible to eliminate once it has become well established in an area.

The first cases in Missouri were found at private big-game breeding and hunting facilities in 2010 and 2011.

More information: Missouri Department of Conservation 

CWD MANDATORY SAMPLING STATIONS

County Nearest City Sampling Station Address
Adair Kirksville NEMO Fairgrounds 2700 E. Illinois
Adair Novinger Novinger Country Store 206 Front St.
Barry Cassville Roaring River State Park 24390 Farm Rd. 1135
Barry Purdy Purdy Community Center 401 State Hwy. C
Barry Shell Knob Central Crossing Fire Protection District Headquarters 23463 State Hwy. 39
Bollinger Arab Former Arab MODOT Shop Hwy. 51
Bollinger Marble Hill Marble Hill Ball Fields 206 Hwy. 34
Bollinger Patton Former Patton Variety Shop Hwy. 51
Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Conservation Department Office 2302 County Park Dr.
Cedar El Dorado Springs El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce 1303 Hwy. 32
Cedar Stockton Stockton Lake — Crabtree Cove Park 17630 ECT-1
Cole Brazito Cole County Public Works Shop 9406 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Cole Jefferson City Conservation Commission Headquarters 230 Commerce Dr.
Cole Russellville Cole County R-1 13600 Hwy. C
Crawford Cherryville Steelville Fire Protection District Station No. 2 20416 Hwy. 19 S.
Crawford Cuba Cuba Knights of Columbus Hall 7057 Old 66
Crawford Steeleville Huzzah Valley Resort 970 E. Hwy. 8
Franklin Beaufort Beufort Lions Club 2041 Lutheran Church Rd.
Franklin Gray Summit Travelodge Six Flags/Gray Summit parking lot across from Shaw Nature Reserve 2875 Hwy. 100
Franklin New Haven Colter's Landing Access Hwy. 100, 3.5 miles east of New Haven
Franklin Sullivan Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall 1000 Acid Mine Rd.
Grundy Trenton NCM Fairgrounds — Rock Barn 1211 Oklahoma Ave.
Hickory Hermitage Pomme de Terre U.S. Corps of Engineers Maintenance Shop Hwy. 254 W.
Jefferson Cedar Hill VFW Post 5331 1 Lynn Ln.
Jefferson Herculaneum Parking Lot Across from Buchheit's 200 Riverview Plaza Dr.
Knox Edina Edina Farm and Home 204 W. Reid
Linn Brookfield Linn County Fairgrounds 29248 Idalis Rd.
Linn Purdin Purdin Community Center 402 C St.
Macon La Plata La Plata City Park E. Sanders St.
Macon Macon Macon County Fairgrounds Hwy. 63 S.
Madison Fredericktown Barefoot Fireworks Store 6852 Hwy. 67
McDonald Anderson McDonald County Fairgrounds 100 Mustang Dr.
McDonald Longview Longview Mill 16741 Hwy. 76
Mercer Princeton Lake Paho Conservation Area 15643 Fathom St.
Moniteau California Moniteau County Fairgrounds 700 E. South St.
Moniteau Jamestown Advanced Chimney Techniques 365 W. Row St.
Ozark Dora Dora School Hwy. 181 S.
Ozark Gainesville Gainesville School 422 Bulldog Dr.
Perry Perryville Conservation Department Office 2206 W. St. Joseph St.
Perry Uniontown Heartland Social Club 578 Hwy. A
Polk Bolivar Bolivar Fire Station No. 2 (West) 812 S. Killingsworth
Putnam Unionville Putnam County Fairgrounds Hwy. 5 N.
St. Charles St. Charles Parking lot north of Emerald View Turf Farm Hwy. 79
St. Charles Weldon Spring Weldon Spring Conservation Area Shop 6990 Hwy. 94 S.
St. Clair Collins Former MODOT Maintenance Shop 1501 Business 13 S.
St. Clair Osceola Conservation Department Shop 3815 NE. Hwy. 13
St. Francois Knob Lick Klug Transport Lot Hwy. 67/Hwy. DD intersection
St. Francois Park Hills Mineral Area College 112 Dixie Kohn Dr.
Ste. Genevieve Bloomsdale Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall 175 Jersey Ln.
Ste. Genevieve Ozora Ozora Travel Plaza 17049 New Bremen Rd.
Stone Crane Crane High School 209 Pirate Ln.
Stone Lampe Lampe MODOT Facility 1063 Hwy. 86
Sullivan Milan North Central Missouri Electric Coop 1098 Hwy. E
Sullivan Winigan Winigan Community Center 33355B Main St.
Taney Branson Conservation Department Office 226 Claremont Dr.
Taney Rueter Mark Twain School 37707 Hwy. 160
Warren Marthasville S & R Convenience Center 15397 Hwy. 47
Warren Warrenton Warren County Fairgrounds 615 Fairgrounds Rd.
Washington DeSoto Washington State Park 13041 Hwy. 104
Washington Potosi Potosi City Park 10479 Hwy. P
Washington Richwoods Roy's Convenience Store 17203 W. Hwy. 47