Missouri tightens rules on deer farms, hunting preserves

October 17, 2014 9:31 PM

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Missouri officials approved tougher regulations for deer farms and hunting preserves Friday, becoming at least the 22nd state to prohibit the importation of captive deer.

The Missouri Conservation Commission's vote comes in the wake of a four-part Indianapolis Star investigation this spring titled "Buck Fever." The series uncovered evidence that suggests the interstate trade in captive deer has contributed to the spread of various diseases across the country.

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