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 […]

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 CenexBelfield " SuperpumperBismarck " Game and Fish Department headquarters, West Dakota Meats, 3Be MeatsBowman " Frontier Travel CenterCarson " Hertz HardwareCrosby " Crosby Water Plant, Jason's Super FoodsDevils Lake " Game and Fish district officeDickinson " Game and Fish district officeDunn Center " Lake Ilo National Wildlife RefugeElgin " Gunny's Bait and Tackle, Melvin's TaxidermyGlen Ullin " Kuntz's Butcher ShopGrenora " Farmer's UnionHarvey " Lonetree Game and Fish district officeHazen " Hazen MeatsHettinger " Dakota PackingJamestown " Game and Fish district officeKenmare " Des Lacs NWR, Lostwood NWRKilldeer " Grab N Go, Hettich SalvageMandan " Butcher Block MeatsMinot " Johnson's TaxidermyMohall " Engebretson Processing, Farmer's UnionNew Leipzig " Hertz HardwareParshall " Myers Custom MeatsPortal " GastrakRay " Horizon CenexRiverdale " Game and Fish district officeRoseglen " Giffey TaxidermyScranton " Wolf's ProcessingSelfridge " CenexStanley " Ace HardwareWashburn " EnerbaseWilliston " Williston Game and Fish district office, Mertin Kirschbaum, Scenic Sports, Bickler Taxidermy, Zerr's TaxidermyWilton " 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.