SPOONER, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is collecting adult deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing during the 2015 archery and gun hunting seasons at drop-off kiosks at select locations.
Hunters within a 10-mile Washburn County CWD sampling area are asked to submit deer heads from harvested adult deer. Rather than disposing of the deer head after processing or mounting antlers, hunters are encouraged submit heads to one of the refrigerated sampling kiosks. Kiosks are open around the clock and sampling materials and tools to remove heads are available onsite.
24/7 self-serve kiosks are currently open at the following locations:
Holiday Gas Station (North) 621 N. River St. Spooner, 715-635-9421 (kiosk located on west side of building);
Speedy's C Stop 2962 Main St. Barronett, 715-822-8979 (kiosk located on north side of building); and
Country Pride Coop (Cenex) Highway 63, Shell Lake, 715-468-2302 (kiosk located on north side of building).
A map of the sampling area and kiosk locations can be found here [PDF].
Deer heads can also be submitted to the following cooperators:
Bontekoe Deer Processing Hwy 63 & Cty Hwy B Shell Lake, 608-205-7232;
Thompson Wild Game Processing W5098 County Hwy D Sarona, 715-469-3234;
Pappy's Deer Processing N6067 Co. Highway K, Spooner, 715-635-7257;
Gram's Taxidermy Studio W3038 Hwy 63 Springbrook, 715-766-3300;
Zimmerman Taxidermy N5015 10th St. Spooner, 715-635-8822;
Thompson Taxidermy W2511 Cty. Hwy. A/M Springbrook, 715-766-3432; and
Wolf's Taxidermy 6931 Lakeview Rd. Siren, 715-349-2025.
Wisconsin's citizens and cooperators have played a key role in CWD sampling efforts in Wisconsin, and the department would like to thank all participants and collection cooperators for their continued efforts.
For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "CWD sampling."