DNR Ramping Up CWD Deer Testing in Northwest Clayton County

The Iowa DNR is continuing its effort to monitor and track the presence of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer. And that includes continued testing of the animals to find out if the disease has spread in the herd.

That’s DNR spokesman Tyler Harms, who says most samples are obtained by wildlife staff, checking with hunters in the field or at home processing points. The DNR says they’ve had really good cooperation from hunters, so their focus now is collecting samples from specific areas within their target counties – that includes northwest Clayton County.

Hunters willing to provide a sample should call their local wildlife biologist to see if the county or area where the deer was taken has filled its quota or is still in need of a sample. The DNR has a goal of collecting nearly five and a half thousand samples this year.


(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)