I am feeling quite lost on how to manage my property.
Do you have any advice?
I feel certain the person you spoke with provided incorrect information. The Missouri Department of Conservation (and others states) have prohibited using grain or minerals in areas where CWD positive deer have been found. However, Missouri certainly hasn’t limited food plot or timber management practices and has shown no sign of doing so. There have been CWD Management zones in northern Missouri Counties for years and there has been no move to limit these habitat management options.
I suggest you continue striving to help the deer herd and other wildlife by providing the best habitat feasible.
January 6, 2016