CWD mail-in testing kits

Hunters can request a kit online or, in most instances, visit a local wildlife office to pick one up. Kits, which are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, should be requested before your hunt.

The kit and testing is free. Test results will be available online.

Hunters in any CWD zone who use this kit to meet the mandatory testing requirement Nov. 5-6 must obtain their kits before hunting. Samples must be postmarked within 72 hours of harvest.

Kits requested online will be mailed starting in September. Mailings will continue throughout deer season until the supply runs out. Hunters should expect their kits to arrive within seven days of their online request.

Each kit requires that hunters remove a lymph node sample from a harvested deer. We've created an instructional video so you can successfully extract a sample.

Kits include:

  • Tyvek envelope with prepaid return label
  • Pair of large nitrile gloves
  • Sample collection and submission instructions
  • Datasheet or instructions to submit data online
  • Pre-labled sample bag
  • Resealable bag
  • Tweezers
  • Freezable cold pack
  • Silver padded mailer
Contact an area wildlife office for a kit

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Aitkin1200 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, 56431218-429-3053
Appleton14047 20th St. SW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451 Ext. 228
Baudette204 Main Street East, Baudette, 56623218-634-1705 Ext. 231
Brainerd1601 Minnesota Drive, Brainerd, 56401218-203-4302
Cambridge800 Oak Savanna Lane Southwest, Cambridge, 55008763-284-7230
Carlos Avery WMA5463 West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3300
Cloquet305 E. Business Park Drive, Cloquet, 55720218-878-5661
Detroit Lakes14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes, 56501-7121218-846-8476
Fergus Falls1509 First Avenue North, Fergus Falls, 56537218-671-7968
Forest Lake5463-C West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3307
Grand Rapids1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, 55744218-328-8860
Karlstad202 South Main Street, P.O. Box 154218-436-2427 Ext. 222
Lac qui Parle WMA14047 20th St. NW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Little Falls16543 Haven Road, Little Falls, 56345320-232-1066
Marshall1400 East Lyon, Marshall, 56258507-537-6250
Mille Lacs WMA29172 - 100th Avenue, Onamia, 56359320-532-3537
New London398 Sibley Park Road Northeast, New London, 56273320-354-2154
Nicollet501 Ninth Street, Nicollet, 56074507-225-3572
Owatonna8485 Rose Street, Owatonna, 55060507-414-6200
Park Rapids603 - 1st Street West, Park Rapids, 56470218-732-8452 Ext. 235
Red Lake WMABox 100, Roosevelt, 56673218-783-6861
Redwood Falls1241 E Bridge St, Redwood Falls, 56283507-637-4076
Rochester2118 Campus Drive SE, Rochester, 55901507-206-2858
Roseau River WMA27952 - 400th Street, Roseau, 56751-8057218-452-7610
Sauk Rapids1035 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, 56379320-223-7869
Slayton-Talcot Lake40249 County Road 7, Dundee, 56131507-873-5650
Talcot Lake WMA40249 County Road 7, Dundee, 56131507-873-5650
Thief Lake WMA42280 - 240th Avenue Northeast, Middle River, 56737218-633-7670
Thief River Falls246 125th Avenue Northeast, Thief River Falls, 56701218-219-8587
Tower650 Highway 169, Tower, 55790218-300-7860
Two Harbors1568 Highway 2, Two Harbors, 55616218-834-1453
Vermillion River Complex15325 Babcock Avenue, Rosemount, 55068651-322-4643
Whitewater WMA15035 Highway 74, Altura, 55910507-796-3281
Windom175 County Road 26, Windom, MN 56101507-832-6025

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