Hunting & CWD sampling

Where and when to get deer tested

Mandatory testing will occur during the opening weekend of the Statewide (A) and Late Southeast (3B) seasons, Nov. 3-4, 2018, and Nov. 17-18, 2018, in specific areas of north-central, central and southeast Minnesota.

Note: Specific rules and restrictions apply in the CWD Management Zone, DPA 603. Visit the DPA 603 page if you are hunting there.

North-central

Map showing areas in north-central Minnesota where CWD testing is mandatory during the 2018 deer season

Map showing areas in north-central Minnesota where CWD testing is mandatory during the 2018 deer season.

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Central

Map showing areas in central Minnesota where CWD testing is mandatory during the 2018 deer season

Map showing areas in central Minnesota where CWD testing is mandatory during the 2018 deer season.

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Southeast

Map showing areas in southeast Minnesota where CWD testing is mandatory during the 2018 deer season

Map showing areas in southeast Minnesota where CWD testing is mandatory during the 2018 deer season.

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Central & north-central surveillance areas

For 2018, the opening weekend (Nov. 3-4) mandatory sampling areas have been narrowed down to within 15 miles of positive deer farms. Hunters should refer to the maps to be aware if they are hunting within these DNR sampling areas:

  • North-central – all of deer permit areas (DPA) 242 and 247
  • Central
    • DPA 277 and 283 east of Highway 4
    • DPA 219 south of Highway 55
    • DPA 285 north of Highway 7

Southeast surveillance area, excluding the CWD management zone

For 2018, sampling is expanded because of a CWD-positive deer farm in Winona County, additional wild positive deer found in bordering states and two positive wild deer in Forestville State Park. Sampling is mandatory during the first two days of the Statewide (A) and Late Southeast (3B) seasons:

  • November 3-4. All of DPA 255
  • November 3-4 and November 17-18. All of DPAs 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, and 349

Note: Specific rules and restrictions apply in the CWD Management Zone, DPA 603. Visit the DPA 603 page if you are hunting there.

Voluntary testing available in area 346

Due to the increased risk in this area from a nearby CWD-positive deer farm, DNR will be conducting voluntary testing in Deer Permit Area 346 during the firearms season after mandatory sampling occurs on 3A and 3B opening weekends.

Voluntary head boxes will be located at:

  • Houston, BP Gas Station, 801 MN-16, Houston
  • Rushford, Pam’s Corner, 107 MN-16, Rushford
  • Winona, Mills Fleet Farm, 920 E Highway 61, Winona
  • Witoka Tavern, 27999 County Road 9, Winona

Samples will be collected daily and results will be available online using your DNR number.

All deer taken from DPA 603 must be kept and tested within DPA 603. Do not bring DPA 603 deer to these head boxes.

Deer taken from DPAs 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, and 349 are all permitted to be dropped off for testing at these locations. You will need to complete a datasheet to identify your deer head. All supplies will be provided at each location.

 

How does mandatory CWD sampling work during opening weekend?
  • All adult deer (more than one year old) must be presented in person at a DNR sampling station on the same day of harvest.
  • Internet, phone, and walk-in registration will be active and all deer must be registered in addition to being sampled. DNR staff at sampling stations will not be able to register your deer or sell additional licenses. You must register your own deer and buy additional licenses from a license vendor.
  • Stations listed in the "Where will sampling stations be located?" section below will be open from 9 a.m to 8 p.m  both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Prior to coming to a sampling station, make sure you know where you harvested your deer. Be able to identify the township, range, and section on a map.
  • Position your deer with the head toward the tailgate or back of the vehicle so it is easily accessible for sampling.
Where can I check my test results?

All hunters will be able to look up their test results using their DNR number, which can be found on the top of their blue hunting license. These test results are available on the CWD results page.

Where will sampling stations be located?

DNR will staff all stations from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday for the opening weekends of the Statewide (A) and Late Southeast (B) seasons.

North-central stations, Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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CityLocationAddress
BrainerdBrainerd Lakes Area Welcome Center and Rest Area7393 Highway 371, Brainerd, MN 56401
CrosbyCrosby City Park2 Second Street Southwest, Crosby, MN 56441
EmilyEmily Volunteer Fire Department20823 County Highway 1, Emily, MN 56447
NisswaEast Side Public Water Access for Gull Lake5056 Nashway Road, Nisswa, MN 56468
Pine RiverCass County Fairgrounds525 First Street North, Pine River, MN 56474

Central stations, Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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CityLocationAddress
Howard LakeWright County Fairgrounds5912 County Road 6 Southwest, Howard Lake, MN 55349
HutchinsonHutchinson DNR Field Office20596 MN-7 Hutchinson, MN 55350
KimballWillow Creek Park210 Main Street South, Kimball, MN 55353
LitchfieldMeeker County Fairgrounds1230 North Armstrong Avenue, Litchfield, MN 55355

Southeast stations, Nov. 3-4 & Nov. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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CityLocationAddress
AustinJay C. Hormel Nature Center (staffed during Statewide (A) opening weekend, Nov. 3-4)1304 21st Street Northeast, Austin, MN 55912
CaledoniaHouston County Fairgrounds1316 East Washington Street, Caledonia, MN 55921
Cannon FallsLake Byllesby Goodhue County Park5001 Highway 19 Boulevard, Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Chatfield1) Strongwell (staffed during 3A/3B opening weekends Nov. 3-4 and 17-18)Strongwell, 1610 US-52, Chatfield, MN 55923
Chatfield2) Magnum Sports (staffed during remaining days of entire 3A/3B firearms seasons)Magnum Sports, 20 Main Street South, Chatfield 55923
DexterLake Geo Travel Plaza (staffed during Statewide (A) opening weekend, Nov. 3-4)236 Main Street, Dexter, MN 55926
ForestvilleForestville/Mystery Cave State Park (staffed during 3A/3B opening weekends only)21302 County Road 118, Preston, MN 55965
GoodhueUSDA/SWCD Building104 3rd Avenue, Goodhue, MN 55027
HoustonBP Gas Station801 MN-16, Houston, MN 55943
KassonHardware Hank11 Fourth Street Southeast, Kasson, MN 55944
KelloggPrairie Bait Shop615 South Dodge Street, Kellogg, MN 55945
La CrescentLa Crescent- Hokah Secondary School1301 Lancer Boulevard, La Crescent, MN 55947
Le RoyLake Louise State Park (staffed during Statewide (A) opening weekend, Nov. 3-4)12385 766th Avenue, Le Roy, MN 55951
MabelSteam Engine Days Park90 East Alpine Avenue, Mabel, MN 55954
Pine IslandNext to Dollar General and at the intersection of 1st Avenue Northeast and County Rd 11/Center Drive222 Center Drive, Pine Island, MN 55963
PlainviewKreofsky Do It Best Building Supply865 Enterprise Drive Southwest, Plainview, MN 55964
PrestonDNR Forestry Office (staffed every day during entire 3A/3B firearms seasons)912 Houston Street Northwest, Preston, MN 55965
Red Wing4 Seasons Sports2301 Old Main Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Rochester NorthMenards –North6733 Prairie Vista Drive Northwest, Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester SouthMills Fleet Farm4891 Maine Avenue Southeast, Rochester, MN 55904
RushfordPam’s Corner Convenience107 MN-16, Rushford, MN 55971
Spring ValleyKingsland High School705 North Section Ave, Spring Valley, MN 55975
St. CharlesWinona County Fairgrounds (behind A&W All American Foods)518 West 6th Street, St. Charles, MN 55972
Whitewater WMAWhitewater WMA Wildlife Office15035 Highway 74, Altura, MN 55910
WinonaMills Fleet Farm920 East Highway 61, Winona, MN 55987
WitokaWitoka Tavern27999 County Road 9, Winona, MN 55987
Zumbro FallsZumbro Falls City Park387 Water Street, Zumbro Falls, MN 55991
If I hunt outside of Minnesota, are there carcass import restrictions?

Yes. If you plan on hunting outside of Minnesota, please be aware of the carcass import restrictions. Whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose, caribou and reindeer that are taken from anywhere outside of Minnesota are prohibited from entering the state. For more information about what can be transported into Minnesota, please visit carcass import restrictions page.

Are there rules for baiting and feeding deer?

Baiting is prohibited in Minnesota. There are additional feeding and attractant bans in place due to the increased risk of CWD in certain areas of Minnesota. Please visit the feeding and attractants ban page for more information about these bans.

Who do I contact if I see a sick deer?

If you see a sick deer, please contact your local conservation officer or use the list below to contact your local area wildlife office.

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OfficeAddressPhone
Aitkin1200 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, 56431218-429-3053
Albert Lea19499 780th Avenue, Albert Lea, 56007507-668-7071
Appleton14047 20th St. SW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Baudette204 Main Street East, Baudette, 56623218-634-1705
Bemidji2114 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, 56601218-308-2339
Brainerd1601 Minnesota Drive, Brainerd, 56401218-203-4302
Cambridge800 Oak Savanna Lane Southwest, 55008763-284-7230
Carlos Avery WMA5463 West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3300
Cloquet1604 South Highway 33, Cloquet, 55720218-878-5661
Crookston127 Bradley Boulevard, Erskine, 56535218-687-2294
Detroit Lakes14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes, 56501-7121218-846-8476
Duluth4805 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, 55803-1293218-723-4768, Ext. 224
Fergus Falls1509 First Avenue North, Fergus Falls, 56537218-739-7576
Forest Lake5463-C West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3307
Glenwood23070 N Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood, 56334320-634-7337
Grand Rapids1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, 55744218-328-8860
International Falls392 East Highway 11, International Falls, 56649218-286-5434
Karlstad402 Main St. South, PO Box 154, Karlstad, 56732218-436-2427
Lac qui Parle WMA14047 20th St. NW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Little Falls16543 Haven Road, Little Falls, 56345320-616-2450
Madelia Research35365 - 800th Avenue, Madelia, 56062-9744507-642-8478, Ext. 221
Marshall1400 East Lyon, Marshall, 56258507-537-6250
Mille Lacs WMA29172 - 100th Avenue, Onamia, 56359320-532-3537
New London398 Sibley Park Road Northeast, New London, 56273320-354-2154
Nicollet501 Ninth Street, Nicollet, 56074507-225-3572
OrrPO Box 306, 4656 Highway 53, Orr, 55771218-757-3274
Owatonna8485 Rose Street, Owatonna, 55060507-414-6200
Park Rapids603 - 1st Street West, Park Rapids, 56470218-732-8452
Red Lake WMABox 100, Roosevelt, 56673218-783-6861
Redwood Falls1241 East Bridge Street, Redwood Falls, 56283507-637-4076
Rochester3555 9th Street Northwest, Suite #350, Rochester, 55901507-206-2862
Roseau River WMA27952 - 400th Street, Roseau, 56751-8057218-463-1130
Sauk Rapids1035 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, 56379320-223-7878
Shakopee7050 East Highway 101, Suite 100, Shakopee, 55379952-496-4141
Slayton2611 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, 56172507-836-6919
Talcot Lake WMA40249 County Road 7, Dundee, 56131507-468-2248
Thief Lake WMA42280 - 240th Avenue Northeast, Middle River, 56737218-222-3747
Thief River Falls246 125th Avenue Northeast, Thief River Falls, 56701218-681-0946, Ext. 225
Tower650 Highway 169, Tower, 55790218-300-7860
Two Harbors1568 Highway 2, Two Harbors, 55616218-834-1453
Vermillion Highlands WMA15325 Babcock Avenue, Rosemount, 55068651-322-4643
Whitewater WMA15035 Highway 74, Altura, 55910507-796-3281
Willow River85894 County Highway 61, Willow River, MN 55072218-423-6026
Windom175 County Road 26, Windom, MN 56101507-831-2900

What if I shoot a sick deer during the hunting season?

If you shoot a deer during the season and you think it might be sick, you still must tag and register the animal. Please contact your local conservation officer or use the list below to contact your local area wildlife office.

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OfficeAddressPhone
Aitkin1200 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, 56431218-429-3053
Albert Lea19499 780th Avenue, Albert Lea, 56007507-668-7071
Appleton14047 20th St. SW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Baudette204 Main Street East, Baudette, 56623218-634-1705
Bemidji2114 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, 56601218-308-2339
Brainerd1601 Minnesota Drive, Brainerd, 56401218-203-4302
Cambridge800 Oak Savanna Lane Southwest, 55008763-284-7230
Carlos Avery WMA5463 West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3300
Cloquet1604 South Highway 33, Cloquet, 55720218-878-5661
Crookston127 Bradley Boulevard, Erskine, 56535218-687-2294
Detroit Lakes14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes, 56501-7121218-846-8476
Duluth4805 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, 55803-1293218-723-4768, Ext. 224
Fergus Falls1509 First Avenue North, Fergus Falls, 56537218-739-7576
Forest Lake5463-C West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3307
Glenwood23070 N Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood, 56334320-634-7337
Grand Rapids1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, 55744218-328-8860
International Falls392 East Highway 11, International Falls, 56649218-286-5434
Karlstad402 Main St. South, PO Box 154, Karlstad, 56732218-436-2427
Lac qui Parle WMA14047 20th St. NW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Little Falls16543 Haven Road, Little Falls, 56345320-616-2450
Madelia Research35365 - 800th Avenue, Madelia, 56062-9744507-642-8478, Ext. 221
Marshall1400 East Lyon, Marshall, 56258507-537-6250
Mille Lacs WMA29172 - 100th Avenue, Onamia, 56359320-532-3537
New London398 Sibley Park Road Northeast, New London, 56273320-354-2154
Nicollet501 Ninth Street, Nicollet, 56074507-225-3572
OrrPO Box 306, 4656 Highway 53, Orr, 55771218-757-3274
Owatonna8485 Rose Street, Owatonna, 55060507-414-6200
Park Rapids603 - 1st Street West, Park Rapids, 56470218-732-8452
Red Lake WMABox 100, Roosevelt, 56673218-783-6861
Redwood Falls1241 East Bridge Street, Redwood Falls, 56283507-637-4076
Rochester3555 9th Street Northwest, Suite #350, Rochester, 55901507-206-2862
Roseau River WMA27952 - 400th Street, Roseau, 56751-8057218-463-1130
Sauk Rapids1035 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, 56379320-223-7878
Shakopee7050 East Highway 101, Suite 100, Shakopee, 55379952-496-4141
Slayton2611 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, 56172507-836-6919
Talcot Lake WMA40249 County Road 7, Dundee, 56131507-468-2248
Thief Lake WMA42280 - 240th Avenue Northeast, Middle River, 56737218-222-3747
Thief River Falls246 125th Avenue Northeast, Thief River Falls, 56701218-681-0946, Ext. 225
Tower650 Highway 169, Tower, 55790218-300-7860
Two Harbors1568 Highway 2, Two Harbors, 55616218-834-1453
Vermillion Highlands WMA15325 Babcock Avenue, Rosemount, 55068651-322-4643
Whitewater WMA15035 Highway 74, Altura, 55910507-796-3281
Willow River85894 County Highway 61, Willow River, MN 55072218-423-6026
Windom175 County Road 26, Windom, MN 56101507-831-2900

What if I shoot a trophy deer during mandatory sampling?

Good news, there are options!

There is a taxidermist program set up to get your deer sampled for CWD if it was harvested during a mandatory sampling effort. These taxidermists (see the "Participating taxidermists" topic below) are trained in sample collection and will deliver the samples to DNR for testing.

If your taxidermist is not within our program, we can work with you. If you harvest your deer during a mandatory sampling effort over opening weekend of Statewide (A) or Late Southeast (3B) seasons, come to a sampling station with your trophy deer. We will fill out additional paperwork so that we can follow up and collect your sample.

Once your taxidermist has finished removing the cape from your deer, the head will need to remain frozen to preserve the sample. Place the deer head in a plastic bag and label it LEGIBLY with the following information:

  1. Hunter's name
  2. Hunter's phone number
  3. Hunter's DNR number
  4. Keep the deer head frozen until you can turn it into your closest DNR wildlife office.
  5. Use the list below to contact your local area wildlife office and make an appointment to drop the head off during normal business hours.

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OfficeAddressPhone
Aitkin1200 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, 56431218-429-3053
Albert Lea19499 780th Avenue, Albert Lea, 56007507-668-7071
Appleton14047 20th St. SW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Baudette204 Main Street East, Baudette, 56623218-634-1705
Bemidji2114 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, 56601218-308-2339
Brainerd1601 Minnesota Drive, Brainerd, 56401218-203-4302
Cambridge800 Oak Savanna Lane Southwest, 55008763-284-7230
Carlos Avery WMA5463 West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3300
Cloquet1604 South Highway 33, Cloquet, 55720218-878-5661
Crookston127 Bradley Boulevard, Erskine, 56535218-687-2294
Detroit Lakes14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes, 56501-7121218-846-8476
Duluth4805 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, 55803-1293218-723-4768, Ext. 224
Fergus Falls1509 First Avenue North, Fergus Falls, 56537218-739-7576
Forest Lake5463-C West Broadway, Forest Lake, 55025651-539-3307
Glenwood23070 N Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood, 56334320-634-7337
Grand Rapids1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, 55744218-328-8860
International Falls392 East Highway 11, International Falls, 56649218-286-5434
Karlstad402 Main St. South, PO Box 154, Karlstad, 56732218-436-2427
Lac qui Parle WMA14047 20th St. NW, Watson, 56295320-734-4451
Little Falls16543 Haven Road, Little Falls, 56345320-616-2450
Madelia Research35365 - 800th Avenue, Madelia, 56062-9744507-642-8478, Ext. 221
Marshall1400 East Lyon, Marshall, 56258507-537-6250
Mille Lacs WMA29172 - 100th Avenue, Onamia, 56359320-532-3537
New London398 Sibley Park Road Northeast, New London, 56273320-354-2154
Nicollet501 Ninth Street, Nicollet, 56074507-225-3572
OrrPO Box 306, 4656 Highway 53, Orr, 55771218-757-3274
Owatonna8485 Rose Street, Owatonna, 55060507-414-6200
Park Rapids603 - 1st Street West, Park Rapids, 56470218-732-8452
Red Lake WMABox 100, Roosevelt, 56673218-783-6861
Redwood Falls1241 East Bridge Street, Redwood Falls, 56283507-637-4076
Rochester3555 9th Street Northwest, Suite #350, Rochester, 55901507-206-2862
Roseau River WMA27952 - 400th Street, Roseau, 56751-8057218-463-1130
Sauk Rapids1035 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, 56379320-223-7878
Shakopee7050 East Highway 101, Suite 100, Shakopee, 55379952-496-4141
Slayton2611 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, 56172507-836-6919
Talcot Lake WMA40249 County Road 7, Dundee, 56131507-468-2248
Thief Lake WMA42280 - 240th Avenue Northeast, Middle River, 56737218-222-3747
Thief River Falls246 125th Avenue Northeast, Thief River Falls, 56701218-681-0946, Ext. 225
Tower650 Highway 169, Tower, 55790218-300-7860
Two Harbors1568 Highway 2, Two Harbors, 55616218-834-1453
Vermillion Highlands WMA15325 Babcock Avenue, Rosemount, 55068651-322-4643
Whitewater WMA15035 Highway 74, Altura, 55910507-796-3281
Willow River85894 County Highway 61, Willow River, MN 55072218-423-6026
Windom175 County Road 26, Windom, MN 56101507-831-2900

Participating taxidermists

The taxidermists listed below are trained in sample collection. If you bring your trophy deer to one of these taxidermists to have it caped or mounted, the taxidermist will collect the samples and deliver them to DNR for testing. If you use one of these taxidermists, you will satisfy the mandatory sampling requirements. Once your deer is caped, you can bring the cape and cleaned skull plate with attached antlers to your taxidermist of choice for final mounting.

North Central

NameBusinessAddressCityZipPhone
Donald BonebrakeBonebrake Taxidermy18484 Highway 10Little Falls56345320-630-4294
Wes Powers 10313 St. Mathais RoadBrainerd56401218-828-1789
David Ringstrom 20334 Lancelot LaneBrainerd56401218-829-5666
Mike SchuettSportsman's Image Taxidermy14111 175th St.Little Falls56345320-632-3558

Central

NameBusinessAddressCityZipPhone
Richard Brunell 14331 189th Lane NWElk River55330763-441-7170
James DzikGreenfields Taxidermy6975 Pioneer TrailGreenfield55357763-498-8400
Lyle EmmeLyle's Taxidermy Studio524 Highland Park DriveHutchinson55350320-587-6142
Thomas Flannigan 18521 County Road 130Paynesville56362320-492-9797
Charles LietzauLietzau Taxidermy17401 165th St. SE, Box 12Cosmos56228320-877-7297
Dylan NohnerPines Edge Taxidermy38248 627th Ave.Watkins55389320-420-5354
Joe PoirierMount 'Em Taxidermy, LLC16251 Gowan Ave. NWClearwater55320320-558-2419

Southeast

NameBusinessAddressCityZipPhone
William ArcherArchers Broken Arrow60597 220th Ave.Dodge Center55927507-272-8460
Michel BashawSpent Arrow Taxidermy1497 Claudia Ave.Lacrescent55947608-498-9243
Eric GensmerBreezy Ridge Taxidermy12 Williams St.Lewiston55952507-272-5411
Brian GuldenGulden Taxidermy2411 50th Ave. SERochester55904507-288-7082
Jeff HolminNorth Star Taxidermy415 Highway 14 WNicollet56074507-232-3337
Leland LedfordLeland Ledford Taxidermy102 1st St.Bellechester55027507-990-5882
Mark MayerM & M Taxidermy110 Avenue B NEChatfield55923507-696-8588
Bruce Norton 22994 Big Buck DriveRushford55971507-864-7508
Mark RigottiViola Taxidermt3807 Thomas St. NEViola55934507-876-2525
John SalekJohn Salek Taxidermist435 E BroadwayPlainview55964507-534-2867
Brad ScheelBrad's Taxidermy200 Bruegger Valley RoadWabasha55981651 564-1048
Ken Strum 32283 750th Ave.Racine55967507-421-7025
Aaron VoldVold's Taxidermy1807 Woodcrest Lane SWRochester55902507-202-0616
Travis VolkartDeer Creek Taxidermy11639 County Road 8Spring Valley55975507-421-7881
Charles WisteWiste Taxidermy105 3rd Ave. SESpring Grove55974507-498-5820
Are there additional rules to follow in the CWD management zone, deer permit area 603?

Yes. Please visit the CWD management zone – DPA 603 page for more information about additional sampling requirements and carcass movement restrictions.

Where does DNR dispose of deer carcass remains that are collected in dumpsters in the CWD Management Zone 603?

DNR will provide dumpsters at the Preston DNR Forestry Office to help hunters comply with carcass movement restrictions that are in CWD Management Zone 603. These dumpsters are taken to a lined landfill. These dumpsters will be in place Sep. 15 to Dec. 31, 2018 for all hunters in this zone to dispose of carcass remains.

Where should I dispose of my carcass outside the CWD zone?

If you process your own deer, you should do one of the following:

  • The best thing you can do is bag the carcass parts and dispose of them in the trash. This assures everything goes into a landfill.
  • Dispose of parts directly at the landfill.
  • If landfilling is not an option, carcass parts can be placed on private land with permission from the landowner.