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 are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunters may also use kits obtained in a previous year.

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

Mailings will continue throughout deer season until the supply runs out. Hunters should expect their kit to arrive within seven days of their online request.

Use our list of area wildlife offices to obtain a kit.

Requests for kits will be accepted in August for 2024 deer seasons

A mail-in CWD sampling kit

Kit contents and instructions

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

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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, 56623218-395-6033
Brainerd1601 Minnesota Drive, Brainerd, 56401218-203-4323
Cambridge800 Oak Savanna Lane Southwest, Cambridge, 55008763-284-7231
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, 56501-7121218-846-8470
Fergus Falls1509 First Avenue North, Fergus Falls, 56537218-671-7969
Forest Lake5463-C West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3324
Grand Rapids1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, 55744218-328-8860
Karlstad402 Main Street South, P.O. Box 154218-772-1260
Lac qui Parle WMA14047 20th St. NW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451, Ext. 227
Little Falls16543 Haven Road, Little Falls, 56345320-232-1063
Marshall1400 East Lyon, Marshall, 56258507-706-6170
Mille Lacs WMA29172 - 100th Avenue, Onamia, 56359320-532-3537
New London398 Sibley Park Road Northeast, New London, 56273320-347-7630
Nicollet501 Ninth Street, Nicollet, 56074507-386-3920
Owatonna8485 Rose Street, Owatonna, 55060507-414-6200
Park Rapids603 - 1st Street West, Park Rapids, 56470218-732-8452, Ext. 235
Red Lake WMANorris Camp, 1536 Faunce Butterfield Forest Road, Roosevelt, MN 56673218-783-6861
Redwood Falls (field station)1241 E Bridge St, Redwood Falls, 56283507-637-4076
Rochester2118 Campus Drive SE, Door A Suite 100, Rochester, 55901507-206-2858
Roseau River WMA27952 - 400th Street, Roseau, 56751-8057218-452-7610
Sauk Rapids1035 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, 56379320-223-7878
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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