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 (NMWCA) on the November 2018 ballot. This is due to pending Missouri Supreme Court action on Hill v MDC, the industry lawsuit that blocked regulations urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Depending on that ruling, and whether the Missouri Conservation Commission responds to it with enhanced regulations, the NMWCA will be modified as necessary and re-filed for the November 2020 election.
As these events play out the MHFFC will remain active, focusing on efforts to educate the public and policy makers on the danger CWD poses to the future of wild cervids, and how the activities of the confined cervid industry increase the risk of further spread of CWD.
The MHFFC board is grateful for the support offered by so many conservation organizations and individual supporters and volunteers. We pledge to continue our effort to protect the future of wild deer and elk in Missouri until it is clear there are no obstacles to the Missouri Conservation Commission fulfilling its duty to protect the health of wild deer for future generations.