CWD test results: July 1, 2020 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

2019- 2020 (July through June) CWD sampling results

Additional details on these results will be posted as they are available.

Surveillance areaTotal samples collectedPositive
North Central CWD Management Zone Totals    3,9610
Southeast CWD Management Zone Totals12,49433
Southeast CWD Control Zone Totals1,1590
Central Surveillance Area Totals5440
Opportunistic Samples - Statewide Totals

413

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2018-2019 (July through June) 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 effortDatesTotal samples collectedPositive
Special huntsDec. 21-23, 2018, and Dec. 28-30, 20186443
Landowner shooting permitsJan. 1-13, 20194090
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services deer removalJan. 22–March 30, 201949312

Southeastern Minnesota

Surveillance effortDatesTotal samples collectedPositive
Special huntsJan. 25-27, 2019, and Feb. 1-3, 20193601
Landowner shooting permitsJan. 12-20, 2019, in Houston County;
and Feb. 23-March 10, 2019, in Winona County
330
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services deer removalJan. 22–March 30472

North central Minnesota

Surveillance effortDatesTotal samples collectedPositive
Landowner shooting permitsMarch 2-24140
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services deer removalMarch 17-29660

2017-2018 (July through June) 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 effortDatesTotal samples collectedPositive
Fall hunting seasonsSept. 16–Dec. 31, 20171,1856
Late huntJan. 6-14, 20182750
Landowner shooting permitsFeb. 10–Mar. 10, 2018190

 

CWD-Positive wild deer in Minnesota 

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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