Local

Big Meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease

View Comments
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee Kyle Van Haran, removes the antlers from the head of a white-tailed deer so he can collect the head for testing to see if the animal had Chronic Wasting Disease. The DNR was gathering heads and lymphnodes from deer shot in Grant County, Wis. during opening day of the Wisconsin Gun Deer Season on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. In an effort to measure and combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, the DNR was collecting samples while registering harvested deer at Jeff's Ioco in Platteville, Wis. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/WireImage)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee Kyle Van Haran, removes the antlers from the head of a white-tailed deer so he can collect the head for testing to see if the animal had Chronic Wasting Disease. The DNR was gathering heads and lymphnodes from deer shot in Grant County, Wis. during opening day of the Wisconsin Gun Deer Season on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. In an effort to measure and combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, the DNR was collecting samples while registering harvested deer at Jeff’s Ioco in Platteville, Wis. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/WireImage)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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 Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties.

The meeting 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.

 

© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,985 other followers