The state Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2017 deer hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 10 units in North Dakota. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in the state are eligible for testing. Samples from hunter-harvested deer taken in the [...]

The state Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2017 deer hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 10 units in North Dakota. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in the state are eligible for testing.

Samples from hunter-harvested deer taken in the central portion of the state will be tested from units 2H, 2I, 2J1, 2J2, 2K1, 2K2, 3A4, 3B3 and 3C. In addition, deer will be tested from unit 3F2 in the southwest.

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:

Ashley " Ashley Super Valu StoreBismarck " Game and Fish Department headquarters, Call of the Wild Taxidermy, 3Be Meats, West Dakota MeatsBottineau " Mattern Family MeatsCarrington " Barton MeatsDevils Lake " Devils Lake Game and Fish district officeDickinson " Dickinson Game and Fish district officeEllendale " Oxenrider MotelGranville " S&E MeatsHarvey " Lonetree Game and Fish district officeHeaton " Miller Game ProcessingJamestown " Jamestown Game and Fish district officeLaMoure " LaMoure LockersLinton " Bosch's Meat Market, Scherr's MeatsMandan " Butcher Block Meats, Nevada's Wildlife DesignsMcClusky " Bentz Supply StoreMinot " Johnson TaxidermyMoffit " Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge officeParshall " Myers Meats and SpecialtiesRiverdale " Riverdale Game and Fish district officeRolette " Meat ShackRugby " Cenex C StoreSheyenne " Brenno Meats, Wild Things TaxidermyStreeter " Reister Meats and CateringTurtle Lake " Main Street MarketUpham " J. Clark Salyer NWR officeWashburn " EnerbaseWilton " CenexWing " Terry's Sales and ServiceWoodworth " Chase Lake NWR office.

Drop off locations for deer taken from unit 3F2:

Carson " Hertz HardwareElgin " Gunny's Bait and Tackle, Melvin's TaxidermyGlen Ullin " Kuntz's Butcher ShopHettinger " Dakota PackingNew Leipzig " Hertz Hardware

 

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. Scientists have found no evidence that CWD can be transmitted naturally to humans or livestock.