CWD surveillance zone

General information

CWD has been found in captive deer in this area, or in wild deer in an adjacent area or state, and the DNR is gathering information here to determine if CWD is in wild deer in the area. Deer feeding bans are in place.

The surveillance zone is DPAs (where an * denotes a portion of the DPA): 110, 157*, 159, 184, 169*, 197, 213, 225*, 233, 235*, 236*, 273, 292, 293, 338, 341, 342, 701*.

Map highlighting the DPAs included in the CWD surveillance zone, where an * denotes a portion of the DPA: 110, 157*, 159, 184, 169*, 197, 213, 225*, 233, 235*, 236*, 273, 292, 293, 338, 341, 342, 701*.

Map of the surveillance zone

2021 hunting information

CWD sampling and testing

CWD sampling is mandatory for all deer, 1 year of age or older, harvested in this zone for the opening weekend of both the firearms A and B seasons (except in DPAs 213 and 273, which will accept voluntary sample submissions until the goal is reached).

CWD sampling stations, either staffed or self-service, will be available during these weekends.

  • Hunters must bring any harvested adult deer (1 year or older) to a sampling station during that opening weekend. (See the list below for staffed and self-service sampling options in your area.)
  • Deer must be registered before sampling.
  • You will need to provide the township, range and section of your harvest location. Maps are provided at each station, but hunters are encouraged to have this information for their location of harvest prior to arriving.

Outside of opening weekend, hunters who harvest a deer from this area may have their deer tested by setting up an appointment with a wildlife office in this zone.

The time it takes to receive CWD test results will vary depending on the number of samples collected. Process your deer as you normally would. Keep processed deer separate and identifiable until test results are received.

Test results for all deer that are sampled will be available online at mndnr.gov/cwdcheck.

What can I harvest?

All regular season rules apply. There are no special restrictions or exceptions on harvest in this area.

Is this area affected by carcass movement restrictions?

No. There are no deer carcass movement restrictions for deer taken in any CWD surveillance zone, or any area outside of a CWD management or control zone.

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2021 sampling location information

The tables below show sampling station locations, indicating the timeframes when they are staffed or self-service.

(Hunters who harvest a deer from this area outside of the mandatory firearms opening weekends may have their deer tested by setting up an appointment with a wildlife office in this surveillance zone.)

Click the images below to enlarge the maps.

Map showing one section of the DPAs included in the CWD surveillance zone (DPAs 110, a portion of 169, 184, 197) and the sampling stations.

Map showing one section of the DPAs included in the CWD surveillance zone (with * denoting a portion of the DPA: DPAs 157*, 159, 225*, 235*, 236*) and the sampling stations.

Map showing one section of the DPAs included in the CWD surveillance zone (DPAs 213, 273) and the sampling stations.

Map showing one section of the DPAs included in the CWD surveillance zone (with * denoting a portion of the DPA: DPAs 233, 292, 293, 338, 341, 342, 701*) and the sampling stations.

* denotes a portion of a DPA

DPAs 110, 169*, 184, 197
CITYSTATION LOCATIONSTATION ADDRESSMANDATORY: Firearms A opener
(Nov. 6-7)
MANDATORY: Firearms B opener
(Nov. 20-21)
VOLUNTARY: Outside of firearms opening weekends
BagleyDNR Forestry Office36452 State Highway 92, Bagley, MN 56621StaffedN/ABy appointment only
BecidaBecida Bar and Grill13718 County Road 9, Becida, MN 56678StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Bemidji NorthBeltrami County Fairgrounds7223 Fairgrounds Road NW, Bemidji, MN 56601StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Bemidji SouthCenex Station (U.S. Highway 2 and 71)120 Convenience Lane SE, Bemidji, MN 56601StaffedN/ABy appointment only
BenaBig Winni Store RV Park and Campground (across the road in empty lot)1510 U.S. Highway 2, Bena, MN 56626Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
BlackduckTimberline Sport 'n' Convenience209 Summit Ave. W., Blackduck, MN 56630StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Cass LakeMnDOT Rest Area Cass Lake105 U.S. Highway 2, Cass Lake, MN 56633StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Deer RiverDNR Forestry Station403 Division St., Deer River, MN 56636StaffedN/ABy appointment only
EffieDNR Forestry Station205 State Highway 1, Effie, MN 56639Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
Itasca State ParkRock Creek General Store16879 N. Entrance Drive, Shevlin, MN 56676Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
KelliherMunicipal lot between Village One Stop and the Liquor Store143 Clark Ave. S., Kelliher, MN 56650StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Lake GeorgeLake George Community Park37110 U.S. Highway 71, Lake George, MN 56458StaffedN/ABy appointment only
LongvilleCity Lot (north of Full Stringer Bait and Tackle, across the road)1448 County Road 5, Longville, MN 56655Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
NorthomeKoochiching County Fairgrounds12099 U.S. Highway 71, Northome, MN 56661StaffedN/ABy appointment only
PuposkyThe 89 Bar and Grill8083 Old Long Lake Road NW, Bemidji, MN 56601Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
SolwayMy Store Solway4895 Jones Townhall Road NW, Solway, MN 56678Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
Squaw LakeFirehall/Community Center51272 State Highway 46, Squaw Lake, MN 56681StaffedN/ABy appointment only
TalmoonLittle Turtle Lake Store49926 MN-6, Talmoon, MN 56628StaffedN/ABy appointment only
TenstrikePoor Willies122 Main St., Tenstrike, MN 56683Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
WalkerU.S. Forest Service Office201 Minnesota Ave. E., Walker, MN 56484StaffedN/ABy appointment only
WaskishMy Store Waskish54345 MN-72, Waskish, MN 56685Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
DPAs 157*, 159, 225*, 235*, 236*
CITYSTATION LOCATIONSTATION ADDRESSMANDATORY: Firearms A opener
(Nov. 6-7)
MANDATORY: Firearms B opener
(Nov. 20-21)
VOLUNTARY: Outside of firearms opening weekends
AlmelundRod's Country Corner37455 Park Trail, Center City, 55012StaffedN/ABy appointment only
BrahamEast Central Energy412 Main St. N., Braham, MN 55006StaffedN/ABy appointment only
CambridgeDNR Wildlife Office800 Oak Savanna Lane SW, Cambridge, MN 55008StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Center CityWild River State Park39797 Park Trail, Center City, 55012Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
Forest LakeCarlos Avery WMA Headquarters5463 W. Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55025Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
HarrisFish Lake Bait5857 Stark Road, Harris, MN 55032StaffedN/ABy appointment only
HinckleyGrand Casino Hinckley (Meshakwad Community Center)38043 Hinckley Road, Hinckley, MN 55037StaffedN/ABy appointment only
LindstromLindstrom Maintenance Yard (behind Fairview Cemetery, turn east on Sylvan Ave)13392 Sylvan Ave., Lindstrom, MN 55045Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
McGrathDNR Forestry Field Office16082 State Highway 65, McGrath, MN 56350Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
MoraKnife Lake Public Water Access — NortheastAccess Road, Mora, MN 55051StaffedN/ABy appointment only
OgilvieOgilvie Raceway1539 MN-23, Ogilvie, MN 56358StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Pine CityPine City National Guard Armory1305 Main St. S., Pine City, MN 55063StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Rock CreekSt. Croix Trailhead (canoe access & parking lot)15975 State Highway 70, Pine City, MN 55065Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
SandstoneDNR Forestry Office613 State Highway 23, Sandstone, MN 55072StaffedN/ABy appointment only
St. Croix State Park (Hinckley)St. Croix State Park30065 St. Croix Park Road, Hinckley, MN 55037StaffedN/ABy appointment only
StacyFull Draw Outdoors6017 Athens Trail, Stacy, MN 55079Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
DPAs 213, 273
CITYSTATION LOCATIONSTATION ADDRESSMANDATORY: Firearms A opener
(Nov. 6-7)
MANDATORY: Firearms B opener
(Nov. 20-21)
VOLUNTARY: Outside of firearms opening weekends
AlexandriaCounty Line Liquor11535 MN-29, Alexandria, MN 56308Self-service until goal is met
AshbyLake Christina Boat AccessLake Christina public access south of Ashby on Highway 82Self-service until goal is met
BrootenJenniges Meat Processing131 Pleasant Ave., Brooten, MN 56316Self-service until goal is met
Eagle BendShirley's Gas and Grocery411 U.S. Highway 71, Eagle Bend, MN 56466Self-service until goal is met
Elbow LakeMN DNR Roving Crew Office611 Industrial Park Blvd., Elbow Lake, MN 56531Self-service until goal is met
Fergus FallsDNR Office1509 First Ave. N., Fergus Falls, MN 56537Self-service until goal is met
GlenwoodMinnewaska Meats11 1st Ave. SW, Glenwood, MN 56334Self-service until goal is met
KensingtonCrossroads General Store 11 Railway St. W.,  Kensington, MN 56343Self-service until goal is met
Long PrairieFleet Supply940 Commerce Road, Long Prairie, MN 56347Self-service until goal is met
OsakisThe General Store204 Central Ave., Osakis, MN 56360Self-service until goal is met
Rose CityRose City Bar & Grill17866 County Road 18 NE, Eagle Bend, MN 56446Self-service until goal is met
Sauk CentreFleet Supply1050 Centre St., Sauk Centre, MN 56378Self-service until goal is met
StarbuckStarbuck Meats & Locker Services117 E. 5th St., Starbuck, MN 56381Self-service until goal is met
VillardCenex600 Washington Ave., Villard, MN 56385Self-service until goal is met
DPAs 233, 292, 293, 338, 341, 342, 701*
CITYSTATION LOCATIONSTATION ADDRESSMANDATORY: Firearms A opener
(Nov. 6-7)
MANDATORY: Firearms B opener
(Nov. 20-21)
VOLUNTARY: Outside of firearms opening weekends 
AftonDNR Afton State Park6959 Peller Ave. S., Hastings, MN 55033Self-serviceSelf-serviceBy appointment only
Belle PlaineCenex Station840 E. Main St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011Self-serviceSelf-serviceBy appointment only
Blooming PrairieMiner's Outdoor and Rec635 6th St. SE, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
GoodhueUSDA/SWCD Building104 E. 3rd Ave., Goodhue, MN 55027StaffedStaffedBy appointment only
KelloggShorty's Prairie Bait and Tackle Shop615 S. Dodge St., Kellogg, MN 55945StaffedSelf-serviceBy appointment only
Lake CityDNR Office1801 S. Oak St., Lake City, MN 55041StaffedSelf-serviceBy appointment only
OwatonnaDNR Rice Lake State Park8485 Rose St., Owatonna, MN 55060StaffedN/ABy appointment only
Red Wing4 Seasons Sports2301 Old West Main St., Red Wing, MN 55066StaffedSelf-serviceBy appointment only
WaconiaCarver County Fairgrounds, enter main gate off 3rd St.501 W. 3rd St., Waconia, MN 55387Self-serviceSelf-serviceBy appointment only
WatervilleDNR Sakatah Lake State Park50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road, Waterville, MN 56096Self-serviceN/ABy appointment only
Zumbro FallsZumbro Falls City Park, Southeast of Main St. off Railroad St387 Water St., Zumbro Falls, MN 55991StaffedStaffedBy appointment only

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