The following page includes information on CWD in northern WI.
Know CWD website [exit DNR]Included on this site is general information about CWD in Wisconsin including common misconceptions.
- Explore chronic wasting disease
- Contact information
- For information on CWD, contact:
- Timothy Marien
CWD wildlife biologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
Sampling and registration for chronic wasting disease
There are stations available for CWD sampling in portions of the management zone as well as other portions of the state.
Reminder: All deer killed must be registered in the unit of kill or in an adjoining unit. Deer killed in the CWD management zone must be registered in the unit of kill or in an adjoining unit within the CWD management zone. Deer killed during gun or muzzleloader seasons must be registered no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after harvest. Deer killed during the archery season must be registered no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after the deer was killed or by 5:00 p.m. on the day after the season closes, whichever occurs first.
For a searchable list of all of the registration stations please view the registration station database.
Management zone sampling
These maps shows the locations of registration stations and donation sites where free hunter service testing will be provided by the DNR for deer harvested during the 2013 chronic wasting disease (CWD) deer seasons.
For additional information on the stations, such as address and phone number, please view the 2013 station details.
Outside of the management zone sampling
The following maps display the locations of the positives outside of the managment zone.
- Adams County surveillance area
- Juneau County surveillance area
- Northern Portage County surveillance area
- Portage County CWD positive locations
Hunters harvesting deer within the three surveillance areas in central Wisconsin can have their deer tested for CWD by contacting one of the central Wisconsin cooperators. After harvesting and registering their deer, hunters should call ahead to one of the cooperators and make arrangements to drop the head off for testing.
There are stations available for CWD sampling in northwest Wisconsin near Washburn County
Areas chosen for CWD testing
The DNR is not able to conduct complete surveillance every year within the entire CWD-Management Zone or the rest of the state. Please view the following details on why the DNR may not want your deer for CWD testing.
Additional options for CWD testing
There are options available to hunters who harvest a deer in an area where the DNR isn't able to provide testing.