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A USDA comment period on proposed changes to its Chronic Wasting Disease program recently completed. Hundreds of comments were submitted (https://bit.ly/usdacomments) by citizens, hunters, state ag or wildlife agencies, the confined cervid industry, and conservation...read more
This animation demonstrates the growing scourge of CWD in North America from 2006-2017. It took almost 4 decades from the first known instance of CWD to the starting point of this animation. What do you think it will look like 10 years from now? Some areas (like...read more
As announced in this executive summary: http://FairChaseMissouri.com/wp-content/uploads/2018status.pdf, the Board of Directors of Missouri Hunters for Fair Chase (MHFFC) has tentatively suspended efforts to place the Native Missouri Wildlife Conservation Amendment...read more
Supporters: The 2018 "Native Missouri Wildlife Conservation Amendment" "Hunters For Fair Chase", a citizen-led campaign committee formed by Missouri hunters and landowners, supported by several national and state conservation organizations, wants Missouri voters to...read more
Constitutional Amendment to Article IV, Relating to Big Game Hunting, 2018-189 Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on May 5, 2017. Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to: redefine hunting to exclude privately-owned big game (not fully...read more
Excerpt from Executive Director's Address, delivered by Brandon Butler at the Conservation Federation of Missouri’s 81st Annual Convention, March 2017. One of the big issues of our time is Chronic Wasting disease. And sadly, our legislature has turned its back on the...read more
A comprehensive analysis of CWD from the Alliance for Public Wildlife: The Challenge of CWD: Insidious and Dire
CWD has broad implications. Without immediate action, we are heading for worst cases outcomes that include severe population impacts, extinctions, crashing economies, and, although unlikely, potential transfers of CWD to people.
MDC REPORTS TWO CASES OF CWD IN ST. CLAIR COUNTYread more