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CWD samples needed in Southeast MS
1/30/2019 1:22:38 PM
From MDWFP

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is still encouraging Southeast Mississippi hunters to submit samples from harvested deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing. The season ends February 15 in the southeastern zone. Even though the agency has collected more than 6,400 samples this year, the number of samples from southeastern counties has fallen short.

“As we continue to assess the extent of CWD in the state we ask hunters to submit their harvested deer for sampling,” said Wildlife Bureau Executive Officer Russ Walsh. “The general public may participate also by notifying MDWFP of potentially diseased white-tailed deer.”

Since February 2018, eleven white-tailed deer have been confirmed as CWD positive in the following counties:

County

CWD-Positive White-tailed Deer

 Benton

3

Issaquena

2

Marshall

5

Pontotoc

1

 

MDWFP is still relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the 2018 - 2019 hunting season. The Southeastern Zone includes all areas south of Highway 84 and east of Highway 35. Hunters can submit deer for testing at established drop-off locations.  To find a sample drop off location near you, please visit CWD Freezer Locations.

For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease visit www.mdwfp.com/cwd. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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