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2006 CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE MONITORING IN STATE UNDERWAY

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