CWD surveillance zones

CWD has been found in captive deer in these areas or in wild deer in an adjacent area or state. The DNR is gathering information in these permit areas to determine if CWD is in wild deer. Deer feeding bans are in place.

Deer permit areas included

  • 110, 159, 184, 197, 213, 256, 257, 262, 265, 273 and portions of DPAs 157 (1), 169 (2) and 225 (3).

1 Only the portion east of Minnesota Highway 65 is included.
2 Only the portion west of Minnesota Highway 6 is included.
3 Only the portion east of Minnesota Highway 47 is included.

Requirements

  • In DPAs 110, 157 (1), 159, 169 (2), 184, 197 and 225 (3), testing is mandatory during the opening weekend of the firearms A season (Nov. 5-6).

    1 Only the portion east of Minnesota Highway 65 is included.
    2 Only the portion west of Minnesota Highway 6 is included.
    3 Only the portion east of Minnesota Highway 47 is included.

  • Hunters are encouraged to use self-service sampling stations for testing during the remainder of the firearms deer season.
  • During archery and muzzleloader seasons and the B firearms season in the southeast and metro areas, hunters are encouraged to use one of these testing options.

Sampling stations

What to do

Screenshot of township, range and section (PLS) location on DNR's recreation compass
  • Hunters must bring any adult deer (1 year or older) harvested on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6 to a sampling station.
  • Staffed sampling stations are open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Staffed and self-service stations will be open through Monday, Nov. 7.
  • Deer must be registered before sampling.
  • Zoom completely in to your harvest location on recreation compass and click. Write down the PLS number that appears in the popup box. You'll need this number at staffed and self-service sampling stations so the township, range and section of your harvest can be recorded.

Locations

Use the show entries, search and sort features to locate and list sampling stations serving the DPAs in which you hunt.

DPAsCityLocationAddressNov. 5-6Rest of season
110, 169, 184, 197The 89 Bar and GrillThe 89 Bar and Grill8083 Old Long Lake Road NWSelf-serviceOptions
110, 169, 184, 198BagleyDNR Forestry Office36452 State Highway 92Self-serviceOptions
110, 169, 184, 199BecidaBecida Bar and Grill13718 County Road 9StaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 200Bemidji SouthCenex Station (Highway 2 and 71)120 Convenience Lane SEStaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 201Bemidji NorthBeltrami County Fairgrounds7223 Fairgrounds Road NWStaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 202BlackduckTimberline Sport 'n' Convenience209 Summit Ave. WStaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 203Cass LakeCass Lake Public Boat Access5766 U.S. Highway 2Self-serviceOptions
110, 169, 184, 204Itasca State Park, North EntranceItasca State Park - North Entrance16879 N. Entrance DriveSelf-serviceOptions
110, 169, 184, 205KelliherMunicipal lot between Village One Stop and the Liquor Store143 Clark Ave. SStaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 206Lake GeorgeLake George Community Park37110 U.S. Highway 71StaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 207NorthomeKoochiching County Fairgrounds12099 U.S. Highway 71StaffedOptions
110, 169, 184, 208TenstrikePour Willies122 Main St.Self-serviceOptions
110, 169, 184, 209WalkerUS Forestry Department201 Minnesota Ave. EStaffedOptions
157, 159, 225AlmelundRod's Country Corner37455 Park TrailStaffedOptions
157, 159, 226BrahamEast Central Energy412 Main St. NStaffedOptions
157, 159, 227CambridgeDNR Wildlife Office800 Oak Savanna Lane SWStaffedOptions
157, 159, 228HarrisFish Lake Premium5857 Stark RoadStaffedOptions
157, 159, 229HinckleyGrand Casino Hinckley (Meshakwad Community Center)38043 Hinckley RoadStaffedOptions
157, 159, 230MoraKnife Lake Public Water Access — NortheastAccess RoadStaffedOptions
157, 159, 231OgilvieOgilvie Raceway1539 MN-23Self-serviceOptions
157, 159, 232Pine CityPine City National Guard Armory1305 Main St. SStaffedOptions
157, 159, 233SandstoneDNR Forestry Office613 State Highway 23StaffedOptions
157, 159, 234St. Croix State Park (Hinckley)St. Croix State Park30065 St. Croix Park RoadSelf-serviceOptions
213, 273AlexandriaBear Paw Taxidermy4758 State Highway 29 NSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273AshbyLake Christina Boat Access South of Ashby on Highway 8226399 County Highway 82Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273BrootenJenniges Meat Processing131 Pleasant Ave.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273Eagle BendShirley’s Gas and Grocery411 U.S. Highway 71Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273Elbow LakeMN DNR Roving Crew Office611 Industrial Park Blvd.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273Fergus FallsDNR Office1509 First Ave. NSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273GlenwoodMinnewaska Meats11 1st Ave. SWSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273KensingtonCrossroads Convenience Store 11 Railway St.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273Long PrairieFleet Supply940 Commerce RoadSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273Rose CityRose City Bar & Grill17866 County Road 18 NortheastSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273Sauk CentreFleet Supply1050 Centre St.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273StarbuckStarbuck Meats & Locker Services117 E. 5th St.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
213, 273VillardCenex600 Washington Ave.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265AdaMNDOT Truck Station680 4th Street ESelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265BeltramiCity of Beltrami Old Fire Station (north of West Central Ag by intersection of 6th St and Atlantic)507 Atlantic Ave.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265BrooksBrooks Travel Plaza (SW corner of parking lot-enter off Hwy 59)701 Highway 59 SouthSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265ErskineMN DNR Wildlife Office - Erskine127 Bradley Blvd.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265FeltonFelton Country Store102 7th St.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265FertileNorthdale Oil702 N Mill St.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265HendrumNepstad Oil133 Highway 75 NorthSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265MoorheadMoorhead Police Department Gun Range2200 15th Avenue NorthSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265Red Lake FallsTriangle Tire701 Main Avenue SouthSelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265Thief River FallsMN DNR Wildlife Area office246 125th Avenue NESelf-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265Twin ValleyHeritage Center & Art Foundation104 1st St.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 265WarrenCity of Warren Recycling (Across from Northern Shine Car Wash)119 East Colvin Ave.Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met
256,257, 262, 2655 miles west and 1 mile north from MentorMentor Roving Crew DNR office31077 Highway 32Self-service until goal is metSelf-service until goal is met

Voluntary sampling goals

Sampling in these DPAs is voluntary until goals are met. Check here regularly to see if samples are being accepted.

Last update: Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 08:10 am CDT
DPASampling status
213Open
256Open
257Open
262Open
265Open
273Open