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CWD Surveillance Continues


The State Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2015 hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 17 units in North Dakota. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in the state are eligible for testing.

Samples from hunter-harvested deer taken in the western portion of the state will be tested from units 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. Every head sampled must have either the deer tag attached, or a new tag can be filled out with the license number, deer hunting unit and date harvested. Hunters are encouraged to drop off deer heads at the following locations: Belfield – Superpumper, Bowman – Frontier Travel Center, Bismarck – Game and Fish Department headquarters, West Dakota Meats, Call of the Wild Taxidermy, Crosby – Crosby Water Plant, Dickinson – Dickinson Game and Fish district office, Dunn Center – Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge, Elgin – Gunny’s Bait and Tackle, Melvin’s Taxidermy, Glen Ullin – Kuntz’s Butcher Shop, Hazen – Hazen Meats, Hettinger – Dakota Packing, Kenmare – Des Lacs NWR, Lostwood NWR, Kenmare Meat Processing, Mandan – Butcher Block Meats, Minot – Johnson Taxidermy, Mohall – Engebretson Processing, New Leipzig – Hertz Hardware, Parshall – Myers Custom Meats, Riverdale – Riverdale Game and Fish district office, Roseglen – Giffey Taxidermy, Scranton – Wolf’s Processing, Stanley – Farmer’s Union, Washburn – Enerbase, WillistonWilliston Game and Fish district office, Mertin Kirschbaum, Scenic Sports, Bickler Taxidermy, Wilton – Cenex.

Moose and elk heads should be taken to a Game and Fish office.

CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal. Scientists have found no evidence that CWD can be transmitted naturally to humans or livestock.


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