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

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  1. By South Central Region September 19, 2016

    Contact(s):

    Julie Widholm, DNR wildlife biologist, 608-516-3895

    MADISON - In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Dane, Iowa, Grant, and Rock counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.

    Hunter service testing is available throughout CWD affected counties in Southern Wisconsin. If you harvest an adult deer within these counties please consider submitting a sample from any harvested adult deer for CWD testing.

    Deer can be sampled for CWD at the following locations:

    Columbia County

    � Lodi Sausage Company and Meat Market, Lodi; and

    � DNR Wildlife Management Office, Poynette.

    Dane County

    � Stoddard's Country Grove Market, Cottage Grove;

    � Village Market, Waunakee;

    � DNR sampling station at Norslein's woodworks, Black Earth; and

    � DNR South Central Headquarters, Fitchburg.

    Grant County

    � Hidden View Butcher, Fennimore;

    � Bloomington Meats, Bloomington;

    � Spring Valley Meats, Cassville; and

    � Gracie's Point, Arthur.

    Green County

    � Sugar River Taxidermy, Monticello.

    Iowa County

    � Kate's Bait, Dodgeville; and

    � DNR sampling station at Eagle Mart Stop & Go, Barneveld (9-day gun deer season only).

    Lafayette County

    � Riecher's Meat Processing, South Wayne.

    Richland County

    � Natural Bridge Store, Rockbridge.

    Rock County

    � Nature's Touch Taxidermy, Janesville.

    Sauk County

    � Alive Look Taxidermy, Hillpoint; and

    � 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk at Prem's Meats and Catering, Spring Green (beginning Oct. 1).

    Wisconsin's citizens and cooperators have played 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 dnr.wi.gov 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

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