CWD

White-tailed deer


Chronic Wasting Disease management

9 deer test presumptive positive in southeast's CWD zone

Statewide CWD sampling results

You can view results from all areas tested for CWD. Results will be updated on weekdays as they become available.

Outside of deer permit area 603, hunters will not be notified of their test result unless their deer tests presumptive positive for CWD.

Test for CWD yourself

If you hunt in a deer permit area where there is no mandatory CWD testing but still would like to have your deer checked, you can collect a lymph node sample and pay for a private test. Watch this video to learn how.

Preliminary tests show that nine deer harvested in southeast Minnesota's disease management zone during the first firearms deer season may be infected with chronic wasting disease.

The two new deer were reported in the final preliminary results for the 3A season in deer permit area 603 – the disease management zone. Those results now are complete.

Final test results are expected soon and will show whether the nine deer that have tested presumptive positive are infected. Those results and any future positives in area 603 will be reported on the on the CWD test results page as they become available.

Results of precautionary testing for chronic wasting disease done in cooperation with hunters in the north central, central and portions of southeast Minnesota outside the disease management zone are updated on weekdays as they become available on the CWD test results page.

CWD information can change rapidly. Please check back regularly for important updates.

Mandatory testing continues in area 603 through Jan. 14, 2018

Use the interactive map above to view locations and information on stations where mandatory sampling occurs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through the conclusion of the 3B firearms deer season on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Mandatory CWD testing continues in southeast Minnesota's disease management zone during this weekend's opening of the 3B season and is encouraged for hunters in the permit areas surrounding area 603.

Carcasses still can't be moved from area 603 unless a negative CWD test is received. Hunters in 603 can check their results online.

DNR encourages hunters in permit areas 343, 345, 346, 347, 348 and 349 to have their deer voluntarily tested at one of four sampling stations this coming weekend. Carcass movement restrictions do not apply to these hunters.

To serve these hunters, DNR will open voluntary surveillance stations from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 18-19 only at:

Testing status