Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama November 15, 2019

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CWD Sampling

November 15, 2019 Outdoor Alabama

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is increasing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama after deer in nearby Mississippi and Tennessee tested CWD-positive. 

The test used to determine the presence of CWD requires a portion of the deer’s brainstem or lymph nodes. The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is asking hunters to submit harvested deer for testing at check stations, freezer drop-off locations, or WFF offices. In all cases, the hunter will receive test results within three to four weeks.

Sampling at WFF Offices

  • Hunters can also have deer sampled at any WFF District Office or at the WFF office in Marengo County. 
  • When providing samples at WFF offices, hunters can bring a whole deer, field-dressed deer, or just the head from a harvested animal. 
  • WFF offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Hunters should call ahead so a biologist is available to collect the sample. 
  • The WFF office in Marengo County is located at 1105 Bailey Dr., Demopolis, Ala., 36732, phone number 334-289-8030. 

Click here for WFF District Office contact information

Drop-Off Sampling Locations

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