CWD Management Zone

CWD Management Zone

The CWD Management Zone includes counties within 10 miles of confirmed CWD detections. Special regulations apply within these counties, including:

  • Removal of the antler-point restriction. Antler-point restrictions protect a large proportion of yearling males, deer most likely to spread CWD to new areas because of their longer dispersal distances.
  • Prohibition of the use of feed or minerals intended to congregate deer. These practices increase disease transmission by increasing contact between deer.
  • Mandatory CWD sampling opening weekend of firearms season. Increased surveillance in these counties is important to better understand where the disease is and apply management actions to slow the spread. Get the list of mandatory sampling locations.

MDC also strongly encourages hunters to not move whole carcasses of deer harvested in these counties and to dispose of all carcass remains that are moved from the site of harvest in a permitted landfill.

CWD Management Zones and Mandatory Sampling Stations