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Hunters Needed: Final Push for CWD Samples
1/21/2021 7:30:00 AM

 

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has collected nearly 5,000 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing during the 2020–2021 hunting season.  All samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer.  Since February 2018, 79 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across 8 counties:

 

County

CWD-Positive White-tailed Deer

Benton

52

Issaquena

2

Marshall

20

Panola

1

Pontotoc

1

Tallahatchie

1

Alcorn

1

Tippah

1

 

Continued surveillance is critical, and hunters are the key source for sample collection. MDWFP is relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the 2020–21 hunting season.  Please visit any of the 46 CWD Freezer Locations to submit your sample and aid in wildlife conservation efforts.

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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