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Oct. 31, 2013MO |  By: Barnett

Chronic Wasting Disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation will soon begin a sample collection effort.

The MDC is sampling in north-central Missouri as part of its ongoing work to detect cases of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer. News Services Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation Joe Jerek says the department needs the help of local hunters.

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Jerek says the sampling effort takes place until January 15th. Test results typically take three to four weeks. More information on chronic wasting disease in north-central missouri and lists of sample-collection locations can be found online at