Contact(s): Nancy Christel, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-635-4025
September 21, 2015 at 1:45:00 pm
SPOONER, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is collecting adult deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing during the 2015 archery and gun hunting seasons at drop-off kiosks at select locations.
Hunters within a 10-mile Washburn County CWD sampling area are asked to submit deer heads from harvested adult deer. Rather than disposing of the deer head after processing or mounting antlers, hunters are encouraged submit heads to one of the refrigerated sampling kiosks. Kiosks are open around the clock and sampling materials and tools to remove heads are available onsite.
24/7 self-serve kiosks are currently open at the following locations:
A map of the sampling area and kiosk locations can be found here [PDF].
Deer heads can also be submitted to the following cooperators:
Wisconsin's citizens and cooperators have played a key role in CWD sampling efforts in Wisconsin, and the department would like to thank all participants and collection cooperators for their continued efforts.
For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "CWD sampling."