Conservation Connection: Checking chronic wasting disease in Missouri deer

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The November portion of Missouri`s firearms deer season opened this past Saturday, and is underway now through November 22. This weekend also marked the Conservation Department`s latest effort to manage chronic wasting disease.

Hunters checked over 96,000 deer during the opening weekend. The top harvest county was Franklin followed by Howell and Texas. Numbers like this remind us why deer hunting is so important in Missouri. It brings in about 1 billion dollars each year in income to the state.