DNR testing for chronic wasting disease in southeastern Wisconsin

Motorists who hit deer, or hunters who harvest them, can help the Department of Natural Resources conduct chronic wasting disease surveillance testing.

Deer heads are being collected in numerous counties across the state, including Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties during the 2017 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons.

Sampling efforts are aimed at learning more about disease intensity as part of CWD monitoring in the southeast area.

Deer can be sampled for CWD at the following locations:

Kenosha County

  • DNR 24-hour self-service kiosk at Bong Recreation Area, Brighton.

Walworth County

  • Lake Side Bait and Tackle in Delavan, and Brehm Taxidermy in East Troy.

Racine County

  • Ron’s Service Station in Tichigan, Artisan Taxidermy in Burlington.
  • Berndt’s Hide Service, in Burlington.

Samples will also be collected from sick adult deer. Sick deer can be reported to Mike Dampf, DNR wildlife supervisor, at 608-588-3432.

For more information and a current list of participating taxidermists and deer processors, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “CWD sampling.” For CWD testing results, search keywords “CWD test results.”

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