CWD test results: July 1, 2022 to present

When checking for test results in the box below, if your individual test results show “No results found for the provided MnDNR Number”, please contact the DNR information center. Provide a phone number, the hunter’s first and last name, MnDNR number, permit area, the date and station visited, and carcass number (if applicable).

Test results typically are available in 10-14 business days but that turn-around time may increase during busy times.

 

Tribal sampling results

Sampling areaSamplesPendingNot detectedSuspectPositive
Leech Lake Reservation/DPA 19780562400
Red Lake Reservation5546900
White Earth Reservation4848000
Totals1831503300

Previous years' sampling results

July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022
DesignationDeer Permit AreasSample acquisitionTotal samplesPositive
Surveillance zone110, 169, 184, 197Hunter harvested1,8400
Surveillance zone157, 159, 225, 235, 236Hunter harvested1,3830
Surveillance zone233, 292, 293, 338, 341, 342, 701Hunter harvested1,3690
Surveillance zone213, 273Hunter harvested4730
Control zone255, 343, 344Hunter harvested8110
Management zone604Hunter harvested1,2721
Management zone605Hunter harvested1,2972
Management zone643, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 655Hunter harvested5,52427
Agency culled41318
Unplanned surveillance zone261, 262Hunter harvested2351
Unplanned surveillance zone179Agency culled541
Opportunistic/otherStatewideMultiple (1)871(2)
Total15,54253
1 Samples collected from reported sick, found dead, shooting permit, vehicle-killed deer
2 Deer taken with shooting permit in DPAs 646 (1). Deer found dead in DPAs 179 (1) and 648 (1).
July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
DesignationDeer Permit AreasSample acquisitionTotal samplesPositive
Surveillance zone157, 159, 225, 235, 236Hunter harvested3600
Surveillance zone233, 292, 293, 338, 341, 342, 701Hunter harvested2480
Surveillance zone213, 273Hunter harvested4460
Control zone255, 343, 344Hunter harvested4230
Management zone604Hunter harvested9510
Management zone surly605Hunter harvested1,0803
Agency culled911
Management zone643, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 655Hunter harvested3,67915
Agency culled4514
Opportunistic/otherStatewideMultiple (1)619(2)
Total8,34827
1 Samples collected from reported sick, found dead, shooting permit, vehicle-killed deer
2 Deer taken with shooting permit in DPAs 646 (1). Deer found dead in DPAs 179 (1) and 648 (1).
July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
DesignationDeer Permit AreasSample acquisitionTotal samplesPositive
Surveillance zone219, 277, 283, 285Hunter harvested5440
Control zone255, 343, 344Hunter harvested1,1620
Management zone604Hunter harvested3,9610
Management zone643, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 655Hunter harvested12,01826
Agency culled4637
Opportunistic/otherStatewideMultiple (1)423(2)
Total18,57136
1 Samples collected from reported sick, found dead, shooting permit, vehicle-killed deer
2 Deer was found dead in DPAs 339, 646 nad 648
July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
DesignationDeer Permit AreasSample acquisitionTotal samplesPositive
Surveillance zone219, 277, 283, 285Hunter harvested4620
Surveillance zone242, 247Hunter harvested8860
Agency culled660
Surveillance zone255, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349Hunter harvested3,8734
Agency culled1072
Management zone603Hunter harvested1,49612
Agency culled42412
Opportunistic/otherStatewideMultiple (1)729(2)
Total8,04334
1 Samples collected from reported sick, found dead, shooting permit, vehicle-killed deer
2 Deer were found dead in DPAs 603 (3) and 247 (1)
July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
DesignationDeer Permit AreasSample acquisitionTotal samplesPositive
Surveillance zone218, 219, 229, 277, 283, 285Hunter harvested2,6210
Surveillance zone155, 171, 172, 242, 246, 247, 248, 249Hunter harvested7,9470
Surveillance zone343, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349Hunter harvested1,4430
Management zone603Hunter harvested1,3366
Opportunistic/otherStatewideMultiple (1)1310
Total13,4786
1 Samples collected from reported sick, found dead, shooting permit, vehicle-killed deer
July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017
DesignationDeer Permit AreasSample acquisitionTotal samplesPositive
Surveillance zone339, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349Hunter harvested2,9303
Unplanned management zone603Hunter harvested6223
Shooting permit2003
Agency culled2382
Opportunistic/otherStatewideMultiple (1)219(2)
Total4,20911
1 Samples collected from reported sick, found dead, shooting permit, vehicle-killed deer
2 Deer was found dead in DPA 603

CWD-Positive wild deer in Minnesota 

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Hunters who collect their own lymph node samples have options for testing:

  • Free mail-in kits and results: Hunters throughout Minnesota who want to test their deer for CWD – even in deer permit areas where CWD has not been detected – can request these kits. Hunters in any CWD zone who use mail-in kits to meet the mandatory testing requirement Nov. 5-6 must obtain their kits before hunting. Samples must be postmarked within 72 hours of harvest.
  • Pay for your own tests:

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