Department plans to collect samples from 3,200 hunter-harvested deer

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is working with dozens of individuals and organizations around the state to collect tissue samples from hunter-harvested deer during the 2006 hunting seasons. The department’s goal is to analyze tissue from 3,200 deer to monitor deer herd health and to check for any occurrence of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Numerous individuals around the state are working with the department and hunters to collect tissue samples from deer taken during the current hunting seasons. The procedure involves extraction of lymph nodes from the throat of the animal. The samples are then submitted to a Kansas State University laboratory for analysis.

Hunters interested in submitting their deer for testing may contact individuals listed below to arrange for tissue extraction. KDWP will post sampling results on its website once lab analysis is completed. Results should be available by late December, and will be posted on the department’s website.

The state’s first documented case of CWD in wild deer occurred in December 2005 in a whitetail doe taken in Cheyenne County. KDWP biologists have collected tissue samples from deer taken by Kansas hunters since 1996 to monitor deer herd health.

CWD attacks the central nervous system of infected animals, and is within a group of similar diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). While CWD can spread among deer and elk, it is not known to transmit to humans, livestock, or other animals. For more information on CWD, see page 19 of the “2006 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary,” or go to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance website.

City/Contact/Street Address/Telephone

  • Anthony – Bill Hamill, 1143 N. Anthony, 620-842-5812
  • Arma – Kevin’s Country Corner, 401 N. 69 Hwy, 620-347-4778
  • Atwood – Jason Finley, 705 Buffalo Ridge, 785-626-9435
  • Belleville – Jody Hadachek, 2009 N St., 785-955-0198
  • Beloit – Angela Waters, 520 N Broadway, 785-738-2979
  • Clay Center – Doug Erickson, 785-632-3806
  • Clay Center – Alex Zajac, 1503 Broughten Rd, 785-630-0166
  • Colby – Colby Animal Clinic, 810 E. 4th, 785-460-8621
  • Colby – Bud Vanhorn, 1760 W. 4th St. Hwy 24, 785-460-2181
  • Cottonwood Falls – Flint Hills Taxidermy, 601 Oak, 620-273-8224
  • Delphos – Pat Helget, 1476 Volunteer Rd, 785-822-7466
  • Ellis – GNAD Fur Co., 1305 Baughman #2, 785-726-3149
  • Ellis – Jeffery Woodworth, RR# 2 Box 77H, 785 623-7945
  • Ellis – Matt Arnhold, 513 Jefferson, 785 259-4965
  • Ellis – Trevor VanEaton, 513 Jefferson, 785 650 8969
  • Goodland – Prairieland Clinic, 204 N. Caldwell, 785 899-6166
  • Goodland – Stage Stop Sinclair, 1802 Sandy Road, 785 890-8284
  • Gove – Cook’s Feed and Seed, 105 W. 2nd, 785-938-4484
  • Hays – Aaron Austin, 108 W. 18th St, 620-546-5001
  • Hays – Joe Billinger, 2501 Timber Dr., 785-625-1793
  • Hays – Jessica Brown, 3340 E. 27th, 785-628-8603
  • Hays – David Bender, 305 W. 15th Street, 785-472-8812
  • Hays – Darrin Lenkner, 205 W. 6th St. Apt A, 620-770-2547
  • Hays – Shayne Unsworth, 112 Ash St., 785-259-2685
  • Hill City – Land and Water Sports, 517 Main, 785-421-2170
  • Hoxie – Paul Babcock, RR #1, Box 4D, 785-675-3686
  • Hoxie – Bainter Oil Company, 929 Main, 785-675-3903
  • Longton – Ron Edwards, Box 134
  • Manhattan – Nichole Fletcher, 1015 Claflin St., 913-980-2376
  • Manhattan – Candace Schamberger, 814 Thurston St., Apt #1, 785-769-4976
  • Manhattan – Russell Evans, 2108 Mike Place, 785-477-0519
  • Manhattan – David Frigon, 2909 Wayne Dr., 785-564-2224
  • Manhattan – Aubrey Guenther, 914B Claflin St., 913-775-0286
  • Manhattan – Derek Moon, 7167 Mill Cove Dr., 785-587-9434
  • Manhattan – Frank Rottinghaus, 1300 E. Marlatt Ave, #1003, 785-294-0572
  • Manhattan – Jason Tarwater, 10545 K-4 Hwy, 785-221-6515
  • Manhattan – Laramie Trapp, 3318 Shady Valley Dr., 620-382-7807
  • Norton – Countryside Sales, 407 W. Holme (Hwy 36), 785/877-2667
  • Norton – David Bainter, Rt 3 Box 33, 785-874-4874
  • Norton – Norton Animal Health, 801 W. Holme St., 785-877-2411
  • Oberlin – Countryside Veterinary, RR# 3 Box 2A, 785 475-3808
  • Oberlin – Dale’s Fish and Fun, E. Hwy 36, 785-475-2201
  • Oketo – Thomas Prebyl, 230 12th Terr., 785-713-1524
  • Olpe – Wildlife Creations, 212 E. Hwy 99, 620-475-3966
  • Plainville – Ryan A. Williams, 1960 Hwy 18, 785-623-8996
  • Portis – Larry Lapaille, 503 Water St., 785-346-6268
  • Portis – Roger Macy, 609 Market, 785-346-2076
  • Scandia – Jared Gile, 310 Montana St., 785-452-0592
  • Seneca – Kathleen Nolte, 1228 144th Rd., 785-336-2444
  • Sharon Springs – John Helsel, 304 N. Carrie Ave., 785-852-5247
  • Smith Center – Phillip Breese, 21012 Hwy. 281, 785-282-6404
  • South Haven – Glen Johnson, 114 N. 3rd St., 620-892-5895
  • St. Francis – Cheyenne Co. Wildlife, 430 E. Spencer, 785-332-3089
  • Stockton – Frank Slansky, 2385 J. Road, 785 425-6088
  • Thayer – Mamma C’s Grocery, 224 S. Galveston, 620-839-5686
  • Wakefield – Tom Bowman, Box 92, 785-461-5739
  • Wellington – Jay Dee Brown, 301 E. Lincoln, 620-326-7020
  • Winfield – Feaster’s Processing, 21777 151st Rd., 620-221-2494
  • Yates Center – D&S Meats, 702 W. Butler, 620-625-2100