Deer Hunters Asked to Help Monitor Herd for CWD

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.

DTN  Doe dispersal3Tissue 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.

Drop-Off Locations

(All locations are closed on Sunday)

Canaan Meats
330-435-4778
11970 Canaan Center Road, Creston
COLLECTION HOURS:
Mon-Tue, 7am-5pm / Wed, 7am-1pm
Thu-Fri, 7am-5pm / Sat, 7am-12pm

Farmerstown Meats
330-897-7972
2934 Township Road 163, Sugarcreek
COLLECTION HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm / Sat, 9am-12pm / or by appointment

Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area Headquarters
1691 Centerville Road, Shreve
330-567-3390
COLLECTION HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
Millers Custom Meats
330-893-1336
5493 County Road 68, Millersburg
COLLECTION HOURS:
Mon-Sat, 7am-7pm

Millersburg Fire Station
330-674-1926
8478 State Route 39, Millersburg
COLLECTION HOURS:
Mon-Sat, 8am-4pm

Yoder Custom Meats
330-695-5312
7508 South Honeytown Road, Fredericksburg
COLLECTION HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 7:00-5:00 / Lunch 11:30-12:15
Sat, 7:30-11:30

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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