Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Testing Requirements for Deer Harvested in Specific Units

If you plan to harvest a deer in one of the following units this fall, it is crucial to be aware of the mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing requirements. The units include:

  1. Beaver
  2. Central Mtns., Manti
  3. Central Mtns., Nebo
  4. Chalk Creek
  5. East Canyon
  6. Fillmore
  7. Henry Mtns
  8. Morgan-South Rich
  9. Nine Mile, Anthro and Nine Mile, Range Creek
  10. Oquirrh-Stansbury
  11. South Slope, Yellowstone
  12. South Slope, Bonanza/Vernal
  13. South Slope, Diamond Mtn.
  14. Southwest Desert
  15. Wasatch Mtns, West
  16. Wasatch Mtns, East

As a responsible hunter, please take a few minutes to visit a Division check station after your deer harvest. The exact locations of the CWD check stations will be posted on wildlife.utah.gov/cwd closer to the 2023 hunting season.

At the check station, our team will conduct several essential procedures:

  1. Age Assessment: We will determine the age of your deer.
  2. Biological Data Collection: We will collect valuable biological information.
  3. Tissue Sampling for CWD Testing: A small tissue sample will be taken to test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

You can conveniently access the test results online within six to eight weeks at wildlife.utah.gov/cwdtesting. In case your animal tests positive for CWD, our team will reach out to you directly.

For more in-depth information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the testing process, and precautions you can take, please visit wildlife.utah.gov/cwd.

Continuation of Random, Mandatory Testing

Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-43 dictates the continuation of random, mandatory testing for deer harvested on specific hunting units during the 2023 hunting season.

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