DWR Reminds Deer Hunters To Test For Chronic Wasting Disease

by | Sep 27, 2023 | News | 0 comments

While recognized as a standard practice for those in Utah hunting deer with a rifle, the DWR still wants to remind hunters to bring their harvested deer to various stations across the state to test for Chronic Wasting Disease. The disease was first discovered in Utah in 2002 in a buck deer taken during the rifle hunt near Vernal. Currently, 158 mule deer and four elk have tested positive for CWD in Utah. DWR State Wildlife Veterinarian Ginger Stout shares, “We take the presence of CWD in Utah seriously and will continue to do extensive monitoring to stay on top of the disease and its prevalence in the state. We ask that hunters stop at our check stations if they have harvested a deer, within the sampling units, in order to help us with our monitoring of CWD in Utah.” The stations in the Northeastern part of Utah include the DWR Vernal office, by appointment only from October 23rd through the 27th; Near Strawberry Reservoir at the junction of Highway 40 and the Co-op Creek Road from October 21st through the 23rd; Just north of Vernal on Highway 191 at the Steinaker Reservoir rest stop from October 21st through the 23rd; And in the town of Manila on State Route 43 from October 21st through the 23rd

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