White-tailed deer

Chronic Wasting Disease management

Mandatory testing in four areas scheduled this fall

The discovery of deer infected with CWD that were raised in captivity on farms in Crow Wing and Meeker counties means that wild deer harvested from permit areas surrounding those farms will be tested for CWD this fall during the first two days of the firearms deer season.

Wild deer in these areas are not known to have CWD. Testing should determine if any are infected.

Testing also will be done in permit areas surrounding the disease management zone in southeastern Minnesota.

Deer harvested in southeastern Minnesota within that disease management zone – deer permit area 603 – will continue to be tested and carcass movement restricted.

Map showing boundaries of the fall 2017 CWD testing zones in Minnesota.

Fall 2017 CWD testing

CWD information can change rapidly. Please check back regularly for important updates.