11/29/2018 8:09:14 AM
From MDWFP

Issaquena – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received confirmation from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory that the hunter-harvested 2.5-year-old, female white-tailed deer voluntarily submitted in Issaquena County on November 1, 2018, tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  “This deer was harvested by a hunter on Mahannah Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and voluntarily submitted to our drop-off station located on site,” said Russ Walsh, Executive Wildlife Director. “We have seen great participation so far this season, but we still need hunters to continue providing samples as part of our statewide monitoring effort.”

To monitor CWD in the Issaquena Zone and throughout the state, MDWFP will rely on hunter-harvested deer & voluntary sample submission during the 2018–19 hunting season.  Hunters can submit deer for testing at established drop-off locations (including Mahannah WMA).  Also, MDWFP will staff check stations to collect samples during high-traffic dates:

Issaquena Zone

Times:

  • 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Dates:

  • Saturday, December 29 and January 5
  • Sunday, December 30 and January 6

Locations:

  • Onward Store
  • Junction of Hwy. 465 and 61 (boat ramp)

Pontotoc Zone

Times:

  • 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m

Dates:

  • Saturday, December 29 and January 5

Locations:

  • Ecru Volunteer Fire Department
  • Pontotoc County Compound (across from Prater’s Grocery on Hwy 41)

For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease visit www.mdwfp.com/cwd. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.