Attention hunters. Two wild deer in Macon County Missouri were found during the past deer season infected with what is known scientifically as ‘chronic wasting’ disease. What most hunters don’t know is that this disease was found years before in Macon County pen-raised deer, and kept pretty well hidden from the public. What this means is this could very well spread throughout Northern and Central Missouri. At first glance you can not tell if a deer is infected but after a while it will begin to show signs of deterioration. This disease is attributed to feeding deer meat. When Herbivores eat meat it their bodies are not equip to handle it. There is not an immediate threat to hunters in the Tri County area or even statewide. So far in January and February there have been 600 deer killed in Macon County who showed signs of this disease.