Wildlife & Hunting


Enclosure Program Contact
Lt. Trent Myers
(601) 562-0083

Enclosure Management Assistance Program (EMAP) And Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)


As required by Administrative Rule 8.2, all permitted high-fenced enclosures containing white-tailed deer must be enrolled in the Enclosure Management Assistance Program (EMAP).  The owner of a permitted high-fenced enclosure must work with an MDWFP approved wildlife biologist to manage the white-tailed deer herd within the enclosure.  Biological data, including one of the lower jawbones, must be collected and submitted from all harvested deer inside the enclosure annually and recorded on data sheets supplied by MDWFP.  Enclosure owners will receive notification via email in February with instructions on submitting the data. 

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) samples must be collected from all target deer inside the enclosure and all deer that die within a breeding pen.  Additionally, up to ten (10) CWD samples must be submitted annually from hunter-harvested deer within the enclosure.  Collection supplies are mailed to each enclosure prior to each deer season.  These supplies, along with the EMAP supplies, are mailed to the owner address provided on the most recent Enclosure Permit Application submitted for the enclosure.

A list of MDWFP approved wildlife biologists for enclosures can be obtained by emailing Lt. Trent Myers, MDWFP Enclosure Program Contact, at


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