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).

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.

  • Deer feeding and attractant bans may be in place. Deer permit areas (DPAs) do not necessarily follow county lines. A DPA may only partially overlap with a county that has a deer feeding and attractant ban in place.

CWD sampling options available for deer harvested Nov. 5-6 to complete the mandatory requirement include: 

  • Staffed sampling stations available Nov. 5 - 7 
  • Self-service sampling stations available during firearms season only within CWD zones*. Using a station.
  • Taxidermists and processors participating in the partner sampling program 
  • Mail-in kits (while supplies last) 

*Certain DPAs will have self-service sampling stations available throughout deer hunting season, starting in archery season. Check sampling goal progress to see what self-service stations are still accepting samples. 

 

Interested in getting your deer sampled even if it's not required? Take advantage of: 

How to prepare

Screenshot of township, range and section (PLS) location on DNR's recreation compass
  • Deer must be registered before sampling.
  • Hunters who harvest a deer either Saturday, Nov. 5 or Sunday, Nov. 6 in DPAs requiring mandatory sampling must have any adult deer (1 year or older) sampled.
  • Hunters will need their Public Land Survey (PLS) number at staffed and self-service sampling stations so the township, range and section of your harvest can be recorded. Zoom completely in to your harvest location on recreation compass and click. Write down the PLS number that appears in the popup box.

Locations

Staffed sampling stations are open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 - Monday, Nov. 7. Staffed sampling stations will be open through Monday, Nov. 7 to allow hunters who harvest a deer late in the evening Sunday, Nov. 6 the ability to submit a sample. 

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

DPAsCityLocationAddressStatus Nov. 5-7Station open
110, 169, 184, 197BagleyDNR forestry office36452 State Highway 92Self-serviceNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197BecidaBecida Bar and Grill13718 County Road 9StaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197Bemidji - SouthCenex Station120 Convenience Lane SE (Highway 2 and 71)StaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197Bemidji - NorthBeltrami County Fairgrounds7223 Fairgrounds Road NWStaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197BlackduckTimberline Sport 'n' Convenience209 Summit Ave. WStaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197Cass LakeMnDOT rest area105 U.S. Highway 2Self-serviceNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197Itasca State Park, North EntranceRock Creek General Store16879 N. Entrance DriveSelf-serviceNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197KelliherMunicipal lot143 Clark Ave. SStaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197Lake GeorgeLake George Community Park37110 U.S. Highway 71StaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197NorthomeKoochiching County Fairgrounds12099 U.S. Highway 71StaffedNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197PuposkyThe 89 Bar and Grill8083 Old Long Lake Road NWSelf-serviceNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197TenstrikePour Willies122 Main St.Self-serviceNov. 5-7
110, 169, 184, 197WalkerU.S. Forest Service201 Minnesota Ave. EStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225AlmelundRod's Country Corner37455 Park TrailStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225BrahamEast Central Energy412 Main St. NStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225CambridgeDNR wildlife office800 Oak Savanna Lane SWStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225HarrisFish Lake Bait5857 Stark RoadStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225HinckleyGrand Casino Hinckley (Meshakwad Community Center)38043 Hinckley RoadStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225MoraKnife Lake public water access — northeastAccess RoadStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225OgilvieOgilvie Raceway1539 MN-23Self-serviceNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225Pine CityPine City National Guard Armory1305 Main St. SStaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225SandstoneDNR forestry office613 State Highway 23StaffedNov. 5-7
157, 159, 225St. Croix State ParkSt. Croix State Park30065 St. Croix Park RoadSelf-serviceNov. 5-7
213, 273AlexandriaBear Paw Taxidermy4758 State Highway 29 NSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273AshbyLake Christina public access26399 County Highway 82Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273BrootenJenniges Meat Processing131 Pleasant Ave.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273Eagle BendShirley’s Gas and Grocery411 U.S. Highway 71Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273Elbow LakeDNR office611 Industrial Park Blvd.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273GlenwoodMinnewaska Meats11 1st Ave. SWSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273KensingtonCrossroads Convenience Store11 Railway St.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273Long PrairieFleet Supply940 Commerce RoadSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273Rose CityRose City Bar & Grill17866 County Road 18 NortheastSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273Sauk CentreFleet Supply1050 Centre St.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273StarbuckStarbuck Meats & Locker Services117 E. 5th St.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
213, 273VillardCenex600 Washington Ave.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265AdaMnDOT Truck Station680 4th Street ESelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265BeltramiOld fire station507 Atlantic Ave.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265BrooksBrooks Travel Plaza701 Highway 59 SouthSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265ErskineDNR wildlife office127 Bradley Blvd.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265FeltonFelton Country Store102 7th St.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265FertileNorthdale Oil702 N Mill St.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265HendrumNepstad Oil133 Highway 75 NorthSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265MentorMentor DNR office31077 Highway 32Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265MoorheadMoorhead Police Department - gun range2200 15th Avenue NorthSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265Red Lake FallsTriangle Tire701 Main Avenue SouthSelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265Thief River FallsDNR wildlife office246 125th Avenue NESelf-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265Twin ValleyHeritage Center & Art Foundation104 1st St.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31
256,257, 262, 265WarrenCity of Warren Recycling119 East Colvin Ave.Self-serviceSept. 17-Dec. 31