MDC

Missouri Department of Conservation

Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Bollinger counties have been added to a list of 7 Missouri counties placed under new restrictions for feeding and giving minerals to deer, and considered to be Chronic Wasting Disease management zones.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Nearly three months after the close of deer season, the Missouri Department of Conservation has reported seven positive cases of chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD, in Perry (1)  and Ste. Genevieve (6) counties. CWD is a fatal illness among deer, and is reportedly spreading. Despite a lack in evidence that CWD is a risk to humans, public health officials advise against exposing yourself to it.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has partnered with the Cape Girardeau County Commission in a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement to make improvements to the lakes at County Parks North and South. MDC fisheries regional supervisor, Christopher Kennedy, says it’s part of a program that works to expand fishing opportunities across the state.