Deer hunters have submitted over 3,000 samples for chronic wasting disease this hunting season – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper
JACKSON – Hunters have submitted more than 3,000 samples for testing for chronic wasting disease in the state, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks website. Adams County hunters submitted 15 samples and Wilkinson County hunters submitted 12 this hunting season.
With about a month left in the season, it’s time to submit more samples.
Every time a hunter submits a sample for a CWD test, they enter their name into a raffle for a chance to win $ 1,000 and two people will win $ 500. The winners will be drawn after February 15, 2022.
CWD samples can be dropped off at Miss-Lou test sites. Hunters in Jefferson and Adams counties can submit samples to Natchez State Park located at 230-B Wickliff Road, Franklin County, samples can be dropped off at the US Forest Service office at 3085 US98 in Meadville . Hunters in Wilkinson County can drop off MDC samples at the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office at 1389 US61 in Woodville. Hunters can also submit samples through participating taxidermists.
To date CWD has not been detected in Claiborne, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams or Wilkinson counties.
Last week, the MDWFP reported that a mature male was suspected of having MDC in Warren County, but this has yet to be confirmed by further testing at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.