CWD sampling plan in place for Vernon and Crawford counties for 2016-17 deer hunting seasons

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  1. By South Central Region September 23, 2016

    Contact(s): Dave Matheys, DNR wildlife biologist, 608-637-3938

    VIROQUA, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Vernon and Crawford counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.

    If you harvest an adult deer within these counties, please consider submitting the deer head from any harvested adult deer for CWD testing.

    Vernon County

    • Kumlin Taxidermy, 201 Main St, De Soto, 608-648-3696;
    • Riverland Taxidermy Studio, 101 N Main, Stoddard, 608-457-2998;
    • Popp's Taxidermy, N3010 Pebble Valley Ln, Stoddard, 608-788-1899;
    • Timberland Trophies, 104 Willow Ln, Westby, 608-634-4868;
    • Barr's Taxidermy, S191 17 th Ave, Ontario, 608-487-3340; and
    • Kickapoo Valley Reserve (24-hour DNR self-service kiosk), intersection of STH 131 and Heisel Road, Rockton (beginning in mid-October)

    Crawford County

    • Rick Lange Taxidermy, 1213 S 10TH St, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-6799.

    In addition, hunters may also drop-off deer heads or have lymph nodes extracted at the DNR Service Station in Viroqua (pending staff availability). Please contact the DNR office at 608-637-3938 in advance to make arrangements.

    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 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: Friday, September 23, 2016