The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2018 hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 17 units in the western portion of the state. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in the state are eligible for testing.
Samples from hunter-harvested deer will be tested from units 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F.
Every head sampled must have either the deer tag attached, or a new tag can be filled out with the license number, deer hunting unit and date harvested.
Hunters are encouraged to drop off deer heads at the following locations:
- Beach – Interstate Cenex
- Belfield – Superpumper
- Bismarck – Game and Fish Department headquarters, West Dakota Meats, 3Be Meats
- Bowman – Frontier Travel Center
- Carson – Hertz Hardware
- Crosby – Crosby Water Plant, Jason’s Super Foods
- Devils Lake – Game and Fish district office
- Dickinson – Game and Fish district office
- Dunn Center – Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge
- Elgin – Gunny’s Bait and Tackle, Melvin’s Taxidermy
- Glen Ullin – Kuntz’s Butcher Shop
- Grenora – Farmer’s Union
- Harvey – Lonetree Game and Fish district office
- Hazen – Hazen Meats
- Hettinger – Dakota Packing
- Jamestown – Game and Fish district office
- Kenmare – Des Lacs NWR, Lostwood NWR
- Killdeer – Grab N Go, Hettich Salvage
- Mandan – Butcher Block Meats
- Minot – Johnson’s Taxidermy
- Mohall – Engebretson Processing, Farmer’s Union
- New Leipzig – Hertz Hardware
- Parshall – Myers Custom Meats
- Portal – Gastrak
- Ray – Horizon Cenex
- Riverdale – Game and Fish district office
- Roseglen – Giffey Taxidermy
- Scranton – Wolf’s Processing
- Selfridge – Cenex
- Stanley – Ace Hardware
- Washburn – Enerbase
- Williston – Williston Game and Fish district office, Mertin Kirschbaum, Scenic Sports, Bickler Taxidermy, Zerr’s Taxidermy
- Wilton – Cenex.
Moose and elk heads should be taken to a Game and Fish office.
CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal.