advertisement

Missouri conservation officials to discuss deer disease

Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 4:40 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri conservation officials are holding a public meeting Saturday to discuss a disease affecting deer in the northern part of the state.

Five cases of chronic wasting disease have been found recently among deer in northwest Macon County.

The meeting will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday will be held at New Cambria High School in Macon County. Conservation Department officials will provide information about the afflicted deer and the agency's plans for managing the disease.

The Conservation Commission is already restricting placement of grain, salt, minerals and other food in areas where chronic wasting disease has been found. Officials say chances for the disease to spread are increased when deer gather for activities such as feeding.

The commission has also lifted restrictions on hunting young male deer.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements