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Ohio Hunters Asked to Help with CWD Watch

November 9, 2018
ODNR

AKRON, OH In January 2018, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected in a captive white-tailed deer facility in eastern Holmes County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The ODNR Division of Wildlife is working to minimize the potential risk that CWD could spread to Ohio's wild deer herd. Therefore, the ODNR Division of Wildlife continues to seek the assistance of hunters in the collection of samples for CWD testing. Hunters are required to bring deer carcasses harvested within the 2018-2019 Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) boundaries to an ODNR Division of Wildlife inspection station for sampling during Ohio's gun seasons (seven-day traditional, two-day, and four-day muzzleloader).

Hunters are NOT required to present their deer for testing during the two-day youth gun season. Check the current hunting regulations for season dates; obtain copies by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) or by visiting wildohio.gov.

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Hunters are required to bring deer carcasses harvested within the 2018-2019 Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) boundaries (shown). Also view the map at wildohio.gov. Map provided by ODNR

Eastern Holmes County townships within the DSA include Berlin, Clark, Paint, Salt Creek and Walnut Creek. Northwestern Tuscarawas County townships within the DSA include Sugar Creek and Wayne. View the attached map with detailed information or at wildohio.gov.

Carcass Inspection Stations

Sugarcreek Village Hall (Tuscarawas County), 410 South Broadway Street, Sugarcreek, OH 44681.

Walnut Creek Township Garage (Holmes County), 2490 Township Road 414, Dundee, OH 44264.

Both locations will be open and staffed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day of Ohio's traditional gun season, gun weekend, and muzzleloader season.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Wildlife District Three in Akron at 330-644-2293.

Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

 
 

 

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