CWD surveillance continues

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2018 hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 17 units in the western portion of the state. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in the state are eligible for testing.

Samples from hunter-harvested deer will be tested from units 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. Every head sampled must have either the deer tag attached, or a new tag can be filled out with the license number, deer hunting unit and date harvested.

Hunters are encouraged to drop off deer heads at the following locations:

Beach – Interstate Cenex

Belfield – Superpumper

Bismarck – Game and Fish Department headquarters, West Dakota Meats, 3Be Meats

Bowman – Frontier Travel Center

Carson – Hertz Hardware

Crosby – Crosby Water Plant, Jason’s Super Foods

Devils Lake – Game and Fish district office

Dickinson – Game and Fish district office

Dunn Center – Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge

Elgin – Gunny’s Bait and Tackle, Melvin’s Taxidermy

Glen Ullin – Kuntz’s Butcher Shop

Grenora – Farmer’s Union

Harvey – Lonetree Game and Fish district office

Hazen – Hazen Meats

Hettinger – Dakota Packing

Jamestown – Game and Fish district office

Kenmare – Des Lacs NWR, Lostwood NWR

Killdeer – Grab N Go, Hettich Salvage

Mandan – Butcher Block Meats

Minot – Johnson’s Taxidermy

Mohall – Engebretson Processing, Farmer’s Union

New Leipzig – Hertz Hardware

Parshall – Myers Custom Meats

Portal – Gastrak

Ray – Horizon Cenex

Riverdale – Game and Fish district office

Roseglen – Giffey Taxidermy

Scranton – Wolf’s Processing

Selfridge – Cenex

Stanley – Ace Hardware

Washburn – Enerbase

Williston – Williston Game and Fish district office, Mertin Kirschbaum, Scenic Sports, Bickler Taxidermy, Zerr’s Taxidermy

Wilton – Cenex.

Moose and elk heads should be taken to a Game and Fish office.

CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal.