MDWFP needs hunters to send Chronic Wasting Disease samples


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks collected more than 4,000 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease testing during 2019-2020 hunting season.

According to MDWFP, all samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer.

Since October 1, 2019, 18 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected. To date, the statewide total is 37.

The county locations are listed below:

  • Benton – 22
  • Issaquana – 2
  • Marshall – 10
  • Panola – 1
  • Pontotoc – 1
  • Tallahatchie – 1

MDWFP said the department is relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. Hunters can visit any of the 36 CWD Freezer Locations to submit their sample and aid in wildlife conservation efforts.

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