Department of Conservation proposing new deer transport rules

The Missouri Department of Conservation has approved new regulations on the transportation of deer carcasses to help avoid the spread of a deadly disease.

Jasmine Batten is the department’s wildlife disease coordinator and explains Chronic Wasting Disease.

The disease is rare but can have extreme consequences if left unchecked.

Batten says the main crux of the new regulations is to avoid the movement of whole carcasses from affected areas into untouched counties.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is taking public comment on the regulations before they are completely approved in August.
The regulations on preventing spread of CWD by transportation of deer carcasses would go into effect in February 2020.
To comment on the proposed regulations, go to mdc.mo.gov.