CWD testing can help hunters, Wisconsin DNR track disease

CWD testing available at locations around Wisconsin
Cwd Testing

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Chronic Wasting Disease continues to be an issue across Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin DNR is once again asking hunters to bring deer to a sampling station so it can be tested.

The test impacts the deer’s brain, eventually killing the animal.

The testing is done at no cost and will help both the DNR and hunters.

“First off, for monitoring the health of the deer herd. And hunters have always been at the forefront of conservation and ensuring we have healthy wildlife populations. The other thing from a hunter’s perspective is they want to know where the disease is and isn’t,” said Wisconsin DNR district wildlife supervisor Kris Johansen.

There are currently three CWD testing locations in La Crosse County.

Details about testing locations are available on the DNR’s website.