Missouri looks to test deer for COVID-19 as hunting season approaches


Missouri officials plan to test deer in the state for COVID.

The reason, a study done by USDA had shown that 7 percent of the white-tailed deer in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Michigan had COVID antibodies.

Michigan had the highest with 67 percent. The Dept. of Ag study also noted that even though the animals had the antibodies, none were actually ill.

According to Jasmine Batten with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, “We’re paying attention to other states, and this is the first step to see what’s going on in our state.”

November 13th is the start of firearm season in the state; archery season has already begun.

Story via AP