The Missouri Department of Conservation on Monday reported that a Macon County adult buck and an adult doe in Adair County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
A Missouri lawmaker is again pushing legislation that would shift regulation of farm-raised deer to state agriculture officials.
Elected officials are spending $46,000 to kill 100 deer on as little as two-acre parcels, according to a news release from organizers, which is down from 10-acre parcels in previous years.
Jerry Kinnaman bagged an elusive 10-point buck on a friend’s property in Cape Girardeau County, but he knows some people will be upset. The deer was a rare albino and something of a local celebrity after several sightings in recent years.
Building on a strong opening weekend harvest, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,205 deer during firearms deer season Nov. 15 through 25. The number exceeds last year’s harvest of 157,273.
Missouri conservation officials are scaling back their recommendations for new regulations of deer farms and hunting preserves that were aimed at controlling disease but had prompted cost concerns.
With October approaching, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to watch out for deer.
Next time you’re driving around dawn or dusk, consider your chances of hitting a deer on the road. State Farm Insurance ranks Missouri 18th in the country for most deer collisions.
The legislation would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.
There may be fewer deer hunting permits available in your area this year.