CWD Testing Restrictions in Place Ahead of Deer Firearms Opener

October 30, 2017 07:14 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in Fillmore County this week, testing for chronic wasting disease in deer.

A research biologist is looking at samples collected during archery season.  So far, no deer have tested positive for CWD after the disease was detected in 11 wild deer last year.


"People will leave their deer's heads in a head box. We'll come collect them, remove the lymph nodes, send them to the lab and then get the results to them within a couple days," said Kelsie Lasharr with the Minnesota DNR.

Firearms season starts November 4.  The DNR has testing requirements in place for parts of southeast Minnesota. 

"For opening weekend we'll also be testing areas around zone 603," Lasharr said.  "So we'll have 12 check stations set up in the southeast and we'll be there from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 4 and 5."

To see those regulations, click here.



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