On March 9th the MDC announced that two cases of CWD have been found in wild deer taken in St. Clair County in Western Missouri. These are the first cases in this area of the state. The deer were taken near the southern part of St. Clair County, very near the borders of Hickory, Polk and Cedar Counties. In April 2017 the MDC announced the addition of St. Clair, Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Benton counties to the CWD Management zone, in keeping their policy of adding all counties within a 25 mile radius of a CWD positive in the wild population.
Also in April 2017, the MDC announced the addition of Hickory, Ozark, Stone, and Taney counties adjacent to northeastern Arkansas where CWD positives were found within 25 miles, as well as St. Genevieve and St. Francois counties near a new CWD positive found in Jefferson County.
Thus, the Missouri CWD management zone now encompasses 41 counties, well over a third of Missouri counties. 43% of Missouri citizens now reside in the CWD Management zone, which covers over a third of the Missouri landscape, and accounts for more than 2 out of every 5 deer taken in the hunting season.
For more detail see MDC REPORTS TWO CASES OF CWD IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY