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Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn county CWD collection and registration stations

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Published: October 1, 2013 by the Northwest Region

Contact(s): Nancy Christel, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-635-4091, or Kevin Harter, DNR communications, 715-416-2230

SPOONER, WI - During the bow and gun deer hunting seasons the Department of Natural Resources -- in cooperation with local businesses -- will be collecting lymph nodes, or deer heads for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing. If you shoot a deer within a 10-mile radius of Shell Lake, please contribute a sample for CWD testing.

The information collected will help establish what, if any impact, CWD has on the local deer herd and maybe used in making CWD management decisions in the region. The agency's goal is to collect 500 samples to test for CWD within the 10 mile area, and the cooperation and help of hunters is critical in achieving the goal, DNR officials said.

The following registration stations, meat processors, and taxidermists will be collecting samples during the upcoming seasons:

Country Pride Coop (Cenex)
Shell Lake, WI
715-468-2302

Holidy Gas Station (South) 730 S. River St.
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-9112

Holiday Gas Station (North)
621 N. River St.
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-9421

Speedy's C Stop
2962 Main St.
Barronett, WI 54813
715-822-8979

Meat Processors

Thompson Wild Game Processing
W5098 County Hwy D
Sarona, WI 54870
715-469-3234

Taxidermists

Gram's Taxidermy Studio
W3038 Hwy 63
Springbrook, WI 54875
715-766-3300

A&H Taxidermy
N6496 Ellsworth Lake Rd.
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-7017

Zimmerman Taxidermy
N5015 10th St.
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-8822

Thompson Taxidermy
W2511 Cty. Hwy. A/M
Springbrook, WI 54875
715-766-3432

Long Bow Taxidermy
Highway 64
Cumberland, WI
715-822-4257

Wolf's Taxidermy
6931 Lakeview Rd.
Siren, WI 54872
715-349-2025

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Last Revised: Tuesday, October 01, 2013