Chronic wasting disease testing options are available to hunters throughout all deer seasons and throughout all Minnesota even if CWD has not been detected in the area in which you hunt. Additional options are available for testing in areas where CWD has been detected.
This pilot program provides the materials hunters need, including a freezable cold pack, to submit a lymph node sample for CWD testing. The kit and testing is free. Results will be available online. The number of kits available is limited so request yours early before your hunt.
Partner sampling program
The DNR is partnering with taxidermists across Minnesota to collect samples. These partners will remove a lymph node sample and submit it to the DNR. The test is free but partners may charge fees for their services. Results will be available online.