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KDWP, PARTNERS PLAN CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE MONITORING

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

PRATT – 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, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

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 ( www.cwd-info.org).

Contact Street Address Telephone
Bill Hamill 1143 N. Anthony 620-842-5812
Kevin's Country Corner 401 N. 69 Hwy 620-347-4778
Jason Finley 705 Buffalo Ridge 785-626-9435
Jody Hadachek 2009 N St. 785-955-0198
Angela Waters 520 N Broadway 785-738-2979
Doug Erickson   785-632-3806
Alex Zajac 1503 Broughten Rd 785-630-0166
Colby Animal Clinic 810 E. 4th 785-460-8621
Bud Vanhorn 1760 W. 4th St. Hwy 24 785-460-2181
Flint Hills Taxidermy 601 Oak 620-273-8224
Pat Helget 1476 Volunteer Rd 785-822-7466
GNAD Fur Co. 1305 Baughman #2 785-726-3149
Jeffery Woodworth RR# 2 Box 77H 785 623-7945
Matt Arnhold 513 Jefferson 785 259-4965
Trevor VanEaton 513 Jefferson 785 650 8969
Prairieland Clinic 204 N. Caldwell 785 899-6166
Stage Stop Sinclair 1802 Sandy Road 785 890-8284
Cook's Feed and Seed 105 W. 2nd 785-938-4484
Aaron Austin 108 W. 18th St 620-546-5001
Joe Billinger 2501 Timber Dr. 785-625-1793
Jessica Brown 3340 E. 27th 785-628-8603
David Bender 305 W. 15th Street 785-472-8812
Darrin Lenkner 205 W. 6th St., Apt A 620-770-2547
Shayne Unsworth 112 Ash St. 785-259-2685
Land and Water Sports 517 Main, P. O. Box 54 785-421-2170
Paul Babcock RR #1, Box 4D 785-675-3686
Bainter Oil Company 929 Main 785-675-3903
Ron Edwards Box 134  
Nichole Fletcher 1015 Claflin St. 913-980-2376
Candace Schamberger 814 Thurston St., Apt #1 785-769-4976
Russell Evans 2108 Mike Place 785-477-0519
David Frigon 2909 Wayne Dr. 785-564-2224
Aubrey Guenther 914B Claflin St. 913-775-0286
Derek Moon 7167 Mill Cove Dr. 785-587-9434
Frank Rottinghaus 1300 E. Marlatt Ave, #1003 785-294-0572
Jason Tarwater 10545 K-4 Hwy 785-221-6515
Laramie Trapp 3318 Shady Valley Dr. 620-382-7807
Countryside Sales 407 W. Holme (Hwy 36) 785/877-2667
David Bainter Rt 3 Box 33 785-874-4874
Norton Animal Health 801 W. Holme St. 785-877-2411
Countryside Veterinary RR# 3 Box 2A 785 475-3808
Dale's Fish and Fun E. Hwy 36 785-475-2201
Thomas Prebyl 230 12th Terr. 785-713-1524
Wildlife Creations 212 E. Hwy 99 620-475-3966
Ryan A. Williams 1960 Hwy 18 785-623-8996
Larry Lapaille 503 Water St. 785-346-6268
Roger Macy Box 112, 609 Market 785-346-2076
Jared Gile 310 Montana St. 785-452-0592
Kathleen Nolte 1228 144th Rd. 785-336-2444
John Helsel 304 N. Carrie Ave. 785-852-5247
Phillip Breese 21012 Hwy. 281 785-282-6404
Johnson, Glen 114 N. 3rd St. 620-892-5895
Cheyenne Co. Wildlife 430 E. Spencer 785-332-3089
Frank Slansky 2385 J. Road 785 425-6088
Mamma C's Grocery 224 S. Galveston 620-839-5686
Bowman, Tom Box 92 785-461-5739
Brown, Jay Dee 301 E. Lincoln 620-326-7020
Feaster's Processing 21777 151st Rd. 620-221-2494
D&S Meats 702 W. Butler 620-625-2100

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