Cases of chronic wasting disease found on Heartland Wildlife Ranch

June 21, 2012 | 8:50 p.m. CDT
Heartland Wildlife Ranch occupies land in northern Macon County where chronic wasting disease was identified in 2010. The free-range deer pen is surrounded by approximately 8 foot fences to contain the animals that once occupied the land. Since the discovery of the disease on the property and in surrounding areas, the Missouri Department of Conservation has killed all captive deer on the ranch.

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