The DNR calls another hunter to come in with the headhead so that the agency can get a better idea of the spread of chronic wasted disease in the area.
Positive deer has been identified on a Three Lakes game farm that triggered CWD rules for the hunt in Oneida, Vilas and Skog County. Wild deer was found with the disease in northern Lincoln County which triggered special rules for Lincoln and Langlade County.
DNR Animal Health Program Manager Tami Ryan says there are a number of options for successful hunters to have their deer checked and provide information for DNR researchers …
“… They are 24/7 Hunters find everything they need to get their headhead in the system, an adult cardiac head into the system. In order to provide the information, the department needs not only to get the results back to the hunter but also to track the data that accompanies disease monitoring. .. “
Ryan says kiosks are useful in areas without a current cooperative sampling station. She says getting a handle on the size of the problem has hunters in the middle of it …
“… Our Wisconsin deer hunters have been very helpful and they have contributed over the years. In the information we have learned us on more than 1
6 years timeline, the Wisconsin deer hunter is due as information for our monitoring effort …. “
If hunters choose to have their deer tested by co-operating meat processors or taxidermists, rather than using a self-service kiosk, they are reminded of to contact sampling stations in advance to verify operating hours. She says that CWD monitoring efforts should focus on testing adult deer since older deer are more likely to get the disease.
Ryan says the best way to find where the kiosks are located and other information should go to the DNR website and put CWD in the search engine.