2014-2015 CWD Test Stations

  1. USDA-APHIS funding to conduct statewide CWD surveillance was cut nationwide after the 2011-2012 season. KDWPT wishes to thank all of those contractors who collected samples for CWD testing during the 9 hunting seasons covered under the USDA grant. Monitoring the spread of the disease on a statwide scale would not have happened without their help.

This season, 2014-2015, surveillance will continue at a much lower level. The state is divided into 5 disease surveillance zones. This season the Southcentral and Southwest zones will be sampled to detect CWD at 1% prevalence with 99% confidence. Participating taxidermists, and possibly some meat processors, will be used to collect samples from the older animals from the Southcentral and Southwest zones. KDWPT staff will continue to sample sick/suspect animals on a statewide basis. The only hunter-harvested animals that will be tested with Pittman/Robertson funds will come from the Southcentral Zone. The Southwest Zone samples will be covered under a different grant. Once the goal of 458 is reached in each zone, sampling will cease. Hunters outside the Southcentral and Southwest Zones can still have their deer tested at K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, but they will have to cover the cost of shipping, testing, and other associated costs. The cost of testing for deer harvested outside the targeted zones is once again $23.00 per deer this season. Any elk harvested in the state is required to be tested and is tested at no charge to the hunter. Surveillance will rotate clockwise with the order of surveillance occurring in the following seasons.

Northcentral Zone = 2012-2013

Eastern Zone = 2013-2014

Southcentral Zone = 2014-2015

Southwest Zone = 2014-2015

Northwest Zone = 2015-2016

IF YOU HARVEST A DEER OUTSIDE THE SOUTHCENTRAL OR SOUTHWEST ZONE AND WISH TO HAVE IT TESTED at Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL):

1. REMOVE THE RETROPHARYNGEAL LYMPH NODES (RPLNS) AND PLACE IN A SMALL JAR OF FORMALIN. KDWPT will supply formalin to hunters to those who request it until supplies run low. Field biologists can remove the RPLNs for a hunter and put them in formalin. The sample will then be given to the hunter to ship to KSVDL. A data card will be filled and retained by the biologist out at the time of sampling.

2. FILL OUT AND PRINT OFF A GENERAL SUBMISSION FORM FOUND AT THIS SITE.  http://www.ksvdl.org/pdf/submission-forms/General-Submission-Form.pdf

3. PUT THE SUBMISSION FORM IN THE BOX WITH THE FORMALIN-PRESERVED RPLNS AND SHIP TO KSTATE VET DIAGNOSTIC LAB

4. COST TO THE HUNTER WILL BE $23.00 PLUS THE SHIPPING and veternarian fees (if applicable)

 RPLNs are the lymph nodes used to screen for CWD.

2014-2015 Southcentral and Southwest Surveillance Zone CWD Contractors

 Deer taken outside the Southcentral and Southwest zones are tested at the expense of the hunter. All harvested elk are required to be tested for CWD, and these elk are tested at no charge to the hunter, no matter where they are taken.

CONTRACTORS (By City) AVAILABLE TO SAMPLE SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ZONE DEER AND ELK

City Business/Individual Contact Person Phone
Ashland Great Plains Taxidermy Galen Krier 620-635-4423
Elkhart The Ole Butcher Shop Randy Lewis 620-697-4424
Ellinwood TK Archery & Taxidermy Janice Komarek 620-564-2326
Fowler T&T Processing T&T Processing 620-646-5911
Ingalls King's Taxidermy Gary King 620-335-5424
Kinsley Burkhart Meats Melanie Wheeler 620-659-2286
McPherson Shaw's Taxidermy Kendall Shaw 620-242-7232
Offerle Bryant Kurth Bryant Kurth 620-255-3541
Otis High Plains Taxidermy High Plains Taxidermy 620-586-3369
Scott City RK Taxidermy Ron Kershner 620-874-1673
South Haven Breese Deer Processing Leroy Breese 620-892-1091
Valley Center Melvin Kincheloe Melvin Kincheloe 316-755-2579
Valley Center Roger Davis Roger Davis 316-755-2738
Wakefield Tom's Taxidermy Tom Bowman 785-461-5739
Wellington Jay Dee Brown Jay Dee Brown 620-326-7020
Winfield Feaster's Deer Processing & Taxidermy Jim Feaster 620-221-2494
Winfield Murphy's Taxidermy Patrick Murphy 620-229-8122