(UNDATED) – Indiana DNR is conducting targeted chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance in northwest and northeast Indiana during the 2019-20 deer hunting season.
Hunters may voluntarily submit samples for testing at Fish & Wildlife Areas until Jan. 31, 2020. Indiana DNR biologists will be intensively sampling hunter-harvested deer at businesses across the surveillance areas during opening weekend of firearms season, Nov. 16 and 17.
Hunters who submit a deer for CWD testing will receive a Deer Management Partner magnet and a metal tag reminiscent of historical confirmation tags.
Drop-off options for CWD testing in Indiana
Hunters who harvest a deer in Indiana may take their deer to a nearby Fish & Wildlife Area and drop off the head to be sampled. Deer can also be sampled while you wait, by appointment, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Testing with DNR is free of charge. For property details and locations, visit our CWD website.
Alternatively, hunters interested in testing a deer for CWD may independently submit their deer to the Purdue Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab for testing for a fee. Hunters should complete the submission form and follow the shipping instructions on Purdue ADDL’s website.