by: Scott McCaulley
The Missouri Department of Conservation says Chronic Wasting Disease has been discovered in three more deer during the 2019 Hunting Season.
Quinten Fronterhouse, one of Taney County’s Conservation Agent, said in an interview on KRZK’s Conservation Report, that one of the deer that tested positive was in Taney County near the Mincy Conservation Area while the other two were found in Stone County near Shell Knob.
CWD is similar to mad cow disease in that it attacks the brains of deer and causes the animals to grow thin, act abnormally and eventually die.
Fronterhouse says the MDC is working with landowners in the areas of the discoveries to try and get more deer samples.
Scott McCaulley’s Interview with Agent Fronterhouse from the Conservation Report about CWD is below: