The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has collected more than 4,000 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing during 2019–2020 hunting season.
All samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer. Since October 1, 2019, 18 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected. To date, the statewide total is 37. The county locations are as follows:
|County||CWD-Positive White-tailed Deer|
Continued surveillance is critical, and hunters are the key source for sample collection. MDWFP is relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the 2019–20 hunting season. Please visit any of the 36 CWD Freezer Locations to submit your sample and aid in wildlife conservation efforts.