CWD test results: July 1, 2019 to present

Look up your CWD testing results, see the current season's sampling results, view CWD-positive wild deer locations with an interactive map, previous years' sampling results and learn how you can collect lymph nodes to submit your own samples for testing below.

 

Previous years' sampling results

2018 CWD sampling results

Summary CWD sampling results from July 2018 through June 2019 are available below.

Statewide results: July 2018 through June 2019

Surveillance effortTotal samples collectedPositive
Total samples collected statewide8,04034
   Opportunistic sampling2524

Fall 2018 mandatory CWD surveillance

Surveillance areaTotal samples collectedPositive
Deer Permit Area 6031,2509
Southeast (excluding DPA 603)3,1223
North central8880
Central4620

CWD Management Zone (DPA 603) surveillance

Surveillance effortTotal samples collectedPositive
Special hunts (Dec. 21-23, 2018, and Dec. 28-30, 2018)6443
Landowner Shooting Permits (Jan. 1-13, 2019)4090
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services deer removal49312

Southeastern Minnesota

Surveillance effortTotal samples collectedPositive
Special hunts (Jan. 25-27, 2019, and Feb. 1-3, 2019)3601
Landowner Shooting Permits (Jan. 12-20, 2019, in Houston County;
and Feb. 23-March 10, 2019, in Winona County)
330
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services deer removal472

North central Minnesota

Surveillance effortTotal samples collectedPositive
Landowner Shooting Permits (Dates)140
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services deer removal660

2017 CWD sampling results

Fall 2017 mandatory CWD surveillance

Surveillance areaTotal samples collectedPositive
North-central7,9450
Central2,6230
Southeast
(excluding DPA 603)
1,3410

CWD Management Zone (DPA 603) surveillance

Surveillance effortTotal samples collectedPositive
Fall Hunting Seasons (Sept. 16- Dec. 31, 2017)1,1856
Late Hunt (Jan. 6-14, 2018)2750
Landowner Shooting Permits (Feb. 10 - Mar. 10, 2018)190

 

CWD-Positive Wild Deer in Minnesota

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Collect a lymph node sample for your own private test

Hunters not in a testing area can pay to have their own tests done by submitting a lymph node sample to the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory or Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, which will do individual testing for a fee.

For more information:

  • University of Minnesota: Lab website or by phone at 612-625-8787. (The lab also has created a document with information for hunters who want to get their deer sampled for CWD but are outside of mandatory surveillance efforts in Minnesota.)
  • Colorado State University: Lab website

The video below shows how to collect a lymph node sample for submission.

Get your own sample