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Hunters Encouraged to Test Deer for CWD
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/13/2018

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters who harvest deer during the upcoming archery and crossbow seasons to have their animals tested for Chronic Wasting Disease.

New for this deer season is the opportunity for local individuals or groups to "adopt-a-kiosk." The goal of the Adopt-a-Kiosk program is to enhance CWD sample numbers, ease, and options for hunters in the world of electronic registration. It also provides an opportunity for conservation groups or individuals to assist the department and it is due to these types of interests that this program originated.

Hunters can contact sampling stations in advance to verify hours of operation and that CWD surveillance efforts focus on testing adult deer, since older deer are more likely to have the disease.

If test results come back positive for CWD, hunters should follow advice from the Center for Disease Control, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and World Health Organization to not consume venison from that deer.

For more information regarding where to take your deer for sampling, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "CWD sampling" or contact local DNR wildlife management staff.

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