Conservation department offers mandatory CWD testing as deer hunting season starts

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ST. LOUIS – Firearms deer hunting season starts this Saturday. It is also the fourth year The Department of Conservation is undertaking mandatory testing for Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal deer illness.

Urban Wildlife Biologist Erin Shank explains all hunters harvesting deer November 16-17, within 29 select counties of the CWD management zone are required to take each animal harvested to one of 64 sample collection stations.

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