CWD sampling plan in place for southeastern Wisconsin for 2016-17 deer hunting season

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. By Southeast Region September 19, 2016

    Contact(s): Julie Widholm, DNR wildlife biologist, 608-516-3895

    MILWAUKEE- In cooperation with local businesses, Department of Natural Resources staff will focus on collecting deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.

    In addition, hunter service testing is available in all CWD affected counties in Southeastern Wisconsin. If you harvest an adult deer within these counties please consider submitting a sample from any harvested adult deer for CWD testing. While the nearest method for individual hunters to submit samples may not be in the county of harvest, be sure to look for sampling opportunities nearest you and play an important role in CWD sampling.

    Sampling efforts in Walworth County are aimed at learning more about disease intensity as part of CWD monitoring in the southeast area of CWD infection, which extends into Illinois. Sampling in Waukesha and Washington counties are part of efforts to gain more information regarding disease spread and intensity at the northeast edge of the CWD affected area.

    Deer can be sampled for CWD at the following locations:

    Walworth County

    � Lake Side Bait and Tackle, Delavan.

    Washington County

    � DNR 24-hour self-service kiosk at Pike Lake Unit, Hartford.

    Waukesha County

    � Whale Tales Archery, Dousman;

    � DNR 24-hour self-service kiosk at Kettle Moraine State Forest, Eagle; and

    � DNR Service Center, Waukesha.

    Jefferson County

    � Bark River Lanes, Sullivan; and

    � DNR Wildlife Management Office, Lake Mills.

    Racine County

    � Ron's Service Station, Tichigan;

    � Artisan Taxidermy, Burlington;

    � Berndt's Hide Service, Burlington; and

    � DNR 24-hour self-service kiosk at Bong Recreation Area, Burlington.

    Wisconsin's citizens and cooperators play a key role in CWD sampling efforts in Wisconsin, and department staff would like to thank all participants and collection cooperators for their continued efforts.

    For more information and a current list of participating taxidermists and deer processors, visit and search keywords "CWD sampling." For CWD testing results, search keywords "CWD test results."

    Deer hunters are encouraged to check out the frequently asked questions page for more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin. The FAQ feature provides brief responses to a wide variety of deer hunting questions, ranging from deer management unit boundaries to antlerless permits. To view the FAQ page and more information regarding archery and crossbow deer hunting, search keyword "deer."

    Last Revised: Monday, September 19, 2016