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Macon county is sitting at 8 positives this year. LOOKS LIKE Oregon county found a couple more they now have 5.
WONDER WHAT THE PERCENTAGE OF POSTIVES IS FROM St GENEVIEVE. tHEY HAVE 7 POSATIVES . LAST YEARS OUTSIDE OF FAIR CHASE SEASON THEY HAD 7 POSATIVE WITH ONLY 105 ADDITIONAL SAMPLES.
 

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Targeted Culling Increases Sample Numbers From CWD Areas
MDC scientists use post-season targeted culling to increase the number of CWD samples collected in areas where CWD has been found. Increasing the number of samples taken from these area helps MDC scientists better understand how many deer in the area may be infected and where they are. This is critical in helping MDC scientists design and apply effective ways to limit the spread of the disease through various actions.

Targeted Culling Has Small Numbers With Large Results
MDC has tested more than 100,000 deer for CWD since it began testing for the disease in 2001. Of those more than 100,000 deer, approximately 4,600 have been harvested through targeted culling.

Post-season targeted culling accounts for about 4% of all CWD samples collected so far - but has resulted in finding about 48% of CWD cases in Missouri.

Deer Harvested During Winter Targeted Culling Operations
Location Spring 2010 Winter 2012 Winter 2013 Winter 2014 Winter 2015 Winter 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2018 Total
Total
148 654 99 147 349 889 755 1485 4626
Northeast Missouri 148 654 --- --- --- --- --- --- 802
Macon-Linn Core Area --- --- 99 147 154 131 140 214 885
Adair Core Area --- --- --- --- 195 274 179 293 941
Cole Surveillance Zone --- --- --- --- --- 176 77 --- 253
Linn Surveillance Zone --- --- --- --- --- 171 68 45 284
North Franklin Core Area
(Surveillance Zone in 2016, transitioned to Core Area in 2017)
--- --- --- --- --- 137 35 41 213
SW Franklin Core Area
(Surveillance Zone in 2017, transitioned to Core Area in 2018)
--- --- --- --- --- --- 98 86 184
Jefferson Core Area
(Surveillance Zone in 2017, transitioned to Core Area in 2018)
--- --- --- --- --- --- 158 141 299
Linn-Sullivan Core Area --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 151 151
Ste Genevieve Core Area --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 105 105
St Clair Core Area --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 409 409
MDC Post-Season Targeted Culling Areas
Areas in red show current post-season-targeted culling. Gray sections show past areas of targeted culling.

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Increased Landowner Harvest During Deer Season
During deer season, MDC allows for additional numbers of deer to be harvested beyond normal limits for landowners with five or more acres in core areas where CWD has been found. While this additional harvest is helpful, the number of deer harvested by landowners through this method is not enough to limit the spread of CWD to more deer in an area or to other areas.

Targeted Culling Is Voluntary for Landowners
MDC staff ALWAYS get permission from affected landowners before any targeting culling occurs. Landowners have the choice to allow or refuse targeting culling on their lands. Participating landowners either get written authorization from MDC to harvest deer on their land or give permission to MDC shooting teams to harvest the deer.

Hunting Regulations Are Different for Targeted Culling
To maximize the effectiveness of post-season targeted culling, landowners and MDC shooting teams may deviate from hunting-season regulation restrictions. With permission from MDC, they may use spotlights or place limited amounts of bait to help harvest targeted deer on designated areas.

THIS YEAR WE HAVE TESTED MORE DEER WHERE CWD IS NOT PRESENT. the numbers show that much of the after fair chase destruction has occurred in Adair and the Macon county areas.
Cole county 253 deer and they quit testing. if you are going to destroy up here you have to destroy there as well.
The Adair / Macon/linn county area has resulted in 3036 of the 4626 deer that were killed found and tested after they had survived fair chase hunting seasons.We have wasted 9 years with no plan to engage the dragon of cwd.EVEN AREAS LIKE ST Genevieve which is finding many positives with not many samples taken is being neglected because they have not yet outlined the area of infection. Last year 7 positive out of 105 samples shows the brew we are being fed.
 

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Hunting Regulations Are Different for Targeted Culling
To maximize the effectiveness of post-season targeted culling, landowners and MDC shooting teams may deviate from hunting-season regulation restrictions. With permission from MDC, they may use spotlights or place limited amounts of bait to help harvest targeted deer on designated areas.
Where do we sign up for these shooting teams? Sounds like a blast!
 
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