In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Richland, Grant, Sauk, Iowa, Lafayette, Columbia, Dane, Green and Rock counties during the 2017 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons.

Hunter service testing is available throughout CWD-affected counties in southern Wisconsin. If you harvest an adult deer within those counties, please consider submitting a sample from any harvested adult deer for CWD testing.

Deer can be sampled for CWD at the following locations:

Richland County

  • Natural Bridge Store, Rockbridge; and
  • 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk, Boaz Country Store, Boaz.

Grant County

  • Hidden View Butcher, Fennimore;
  • Spring Valley Meats, Cassville;
  • Gracie’s Point, Arthur; and
  • 24-hour DNR kiosk at the Wilson State Nursery, Boscobel.

Sauk County

  • Alive Look Taxidermy, Hillpoint;
  • 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk at Prem’s Meats and Catering, Spring Green; and
  • 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk, Dell Creek Willdife, Hwy 23, Reedsburg.

Iowa County

  • Kate’s Bait, Dodgeville;
  • 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk in the car port east of the Eagle Mart Stop & Go; and
  • DNR sampling station at Eagle Mart Stop & Go, Barneveld (9-day gun deer season only).

Lafayette County

  • Riecher’s Meat Processing, South Wayne.

Columbia County

  • Lodi Sausage Company and Meat Market, Lodi; and
  • DNR Wildlife Management, Poynette. By appointment only Sara Kehrli, 608-635-8123.

Dane County

  • Stoddard’s Country Grove Market, Cottage Grove;
  • Village Market, Waunakee;
  • Uncle Jimmy’s Deer Processing, Blue Mound;
  • 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk East side of building North of entrance to Norslein’s Woodworks, Black Earth;
  • 24-hour DNR self-service kiosk behind the DNR Service Center, Fitchburg; and
  • DNR Wildlife Management Office by appointment only, Julie Widholm 608-516-3895.

Green County

  • Sugar River Taxidermy, Monticello.

Rock County

  • Nature’s Touch Taxidermy, Janesville.

Wisconsin’s citizens and cooperators have played a key role in CWD sampling efforts in Wisconsin and department staff would like to thank all participants and collection cooperators for their continued efforts.

Sick deer reports

Samples will also be collected from sick adult deer exhibiting signs of CWD in all counties. Everyone is encouraged to keep an eye out for deer that appear sick or are otherwise acting abnormally so biologists can assess if symptoms are consistent with CWD infection. Sick deer can be reported to your local DNR office or directly to the following DNR Wildlife Management staff:

  • Mike Dampf, DNR wildlife supervisor, 608-588-3432

For more information and a current list of participating taxidermists and deer processors, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “CWD sampling.” For CWD testing results, search keywords “CWD test results.”

Deer hunters are encouraged to check out the frequently asked questions page for more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin. The FAQ feature provides brief responses to a wide variety of deer hunting questions, ranging from deer management unit boundaries to antlerless permits. To view the FAQ page and more information regarding archery and crossbow deer hunting, search keyword “deer.”