Bemidji area CWD sampling stations

Deer permit 184 is open to the late CWD hunt. Visit the late hunt web page to view details.

With test results confriming the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in the Bemidji area, hunters who harvest deer in deer permit areas 184 and the western portions 110, 169 and 197 are encouraged to use the self-service sampling stations listed below so their deer can be tested for CWD.

The adult male was harvested opening weekend of the firearms season about ten miles south of Bemidji in deer permit area 184.

The self-service sampling stations listed below will be open through Sunday, Dec. 19, so hunters can have their deer tested. Hunters also may use the partner sampling program or contact a DNR wildlife office to have deer tested.

The DNR will take additional management actions per the department's CWD response plan, which may include late special season hunting and targeted culling.

So far this fall, more than 1,200 deer have been sampled in that area and test results for approximately 700 deer have been received with only this single deer testing positive.

Self-service sampling stations

CityLocationAddressCloses
BagleyDNR forestry office36452 State Highway 92Dec. 19
BecidaBecida Bar and Grill13718 County Road 9Dec. 19
Bemidji - SouthCenex Station120 Convenience Lane SE (Highway 2 and 71)Dec. 19
Bemidji - NorthBeltrami County Fairgrounds7223 Fairgrounds Road NWDec. 19
BlackduckTimberline Sport 'n' Convenience209 Summit Ave. WDec. 19
Cass LakeMnDOT rest area105 U.S. Highway 2Dec. 19
Itasca State Park, North EntranceRock Creek General Store16879 N. Entrance DriveDec. 19
Lake GeorgeLake George Community Park37110 U.S. Highway 71Dec. 19
PuposkyThe 89 Bar and Grill8083 Old Long Lake Road NWDec. 19
TenstrikePour Willies122 Main St.Dec. 19
WalkerU.S. Forest Service201 Minnesota Ave. EDec. 19

Learn what to expect and how to use a self-service sampling station.