Mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing days coming up

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During the 2020–2021 hunting season, all deer harvested in counties and dates listed below must be submitted for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling by 10 p.m. on the day of harvest.

According to the Mississippi Department of the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, permanent freezers will be available during these weekends, as well as temporary freezer sites and physical check stations which are listed below by region.

Hunters should preserve the head with at least 6 inches of neck attached. Antlers and skull plate may be removed without affecting the lymph nodes used for testing. If antlers are not removed, they cannot be returned to the hunter.

Image courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Testing in CWD Zones will be held on November 21st and 22nd.

Temporary freezers:

  • Prentiss County Ag Center
    2301 N 2nd Street
    Booneville, MS 38829
  • Tate County Barn
    18670 Hwy 4
    Senatobia, MS 38668
  • Fire Department #4
    308 MS Hwy 7
    Greenwood, MS 38930
  • USFS Office
    68 Frontage Rd
    Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Check stations:

  • Byhalia VFD
    114 MS-309 N
    Byhalia, MS 38611
  • North Benton VFD
    3491 Hwy 7
    Lamar, MS 38642
  • Batesville Civic Center
    290 Civic Center Dr
    Batesville, MS 38606
  • Ecru Fire Department
    154 Main Street
    Ecru, MS 38841
  • MDOT Maintenance HQ
    32950 Hwy 32
    Tillatoba, MS 38961
  • Communications Specialist
    760 Hwy 61 North
    Vicksburg, MS 39183

Testing in the Southwest Region will be held on January 2nd and 3rd of 2021.

Temporary freezers:

  • Canemount WMA
    17059 Rodney Rd
    Port Gibson, MS 39150
  • Brookhaven Building
    1154 Belt Line Rd
    Brookhaven, MS 39601
  • Southwest Event Center Arena
    29 Hwy 48 East
    Tylertown, MS 39667

Check stations:

  • James Givens Ag Building
    1565 FE Sellers Hwy
    Monticello, MS 39654
  • Auto Repair Shop
    4215 Hwy 24
    Liberty, MS 39645

Testing in the Southeast Region will be held on January 16th and 17th of 2021.

Temporary freezers:

  • Emergency Operations Center
    615 Court St
    Waynesboro, MS 39367
  • Lake Perry
    281 Lake Perry Rd
    Beaumont, MS 39423
  • Marion County WMA
    652 Game Reserve Rd
    Columbia, MS 39429
  • MSU Extension Office
    7128 Hwy 198
    Lucedale, MS 39452
  • USFS Experiment Station
    23332 Success Road
    Saucier, MS 39574

Check stations:

  • MSU Extension Office
    68 Collins Industrial Park Drive
    Collins, MS 39428
  • FC Multi-purpose Center
    962 Sullivan Dr.
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  • MSU Extension Office
    214 N. Critz St.
    Wiggins, MS 39577

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