The ODNR Division of Wildlife is working to minimize the potential risk that Chronic Wasting Disease could spread to Ohio’s wild deer herd. The ODNR Division of Wildlife continues to seek the assistance of hunters in the collection of samples to submit for CWD testing.
Tissue samples will be collected from hunter-harvested deer this season. In 2014, Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in captive white-tailed deer in Holmes County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Adult deer only in the following Holmes County townships are needed for testing: Berlin, Hardy, Killbuck, Mechanic, Monroe, Prairie, Ripley, and Salt Creek. Adult deer from Clinton and Franklin townships in Wayne County are also needed.
Please report any ear-tagged deer in the wild to the Wildlife District Three office at (330) 644-2293.
How Hunters Can Help
Remove the head from the deer carcass. The cut should be made 5 inches below the ear. Whole carcasses are not accepted. Deer heads may be caped and skull-capped. Deliver samples to a specified drop-off location listed below.
(All locations are closed on Sunday)
11970 Canaan Center Road, Creston
Mon-Tue, 7am-5pm / Wed, 7am-1pm
Thu-Fri, 7am-5pm / Sat, 7am-12pm
2934 Township Road 163, Sugarcreek
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm / Sat, 9am-12pm / or by appointment
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area Headquarters
1691 Centerville Road, Shreve
Millers Custom Meats
5493 County Road 68, Millersburg
Millersburg Fire Station
8478 State Route 39, Millersburg
Yoder Custom Meats
7508 South Honeytown Road, Fredericksburg
Mon-Fri, 7:00-5:00 / Lunch 11:30-12:15
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at www.ohiodnr.gov.
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