Mandatory CWD Sampling - 2017

For 2017, MDC required hunters who harvested deer in 25 select counties of the 41 counties in its CWD Management Zone during the opening weekend of the 2017 November portion of the firearms deer season (Nov. 11 and 12) to present their harvested deer at one of 56 MDC sampling stations so tissue samples could be taken to test the animals for CWD. Hunters also had the option of presenting just the deer head with about six inches of neck attached. Sampling locations were open from 7:30 a.m. until at least 8 p.m. Deer had to be presented by the hunter who harvested the animal. Deer could be field dressed before being taken to a sampling station.

The 25 mandatory CWD sampling counties were: Adair, Barry, Benton, Cedar, Cole, Crawford, Dade, Franklin, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Macon, Moniteau, Ozark, Polk, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington.  They included new counties added to the CWD Management Zone, counties with previous CWD positives, and counties very near previous positives.


CWD Sampling Stations
County Nearest City Sampling Station Address GPS Coordinates Directions From Nearest Highway/Intersection
Adair Kirksville NEMO Fairgrounds 2700 E. Illinois 40.196779,  -92.551785 0.25 mile east on Hwy. 11 from Hwy. 63 bypass and Hwy. 11 E. junction
Adair Novinger Novinger Country Store 206 Front St. 40.230262, -92.702399 0.25 mile east of Hwy. 6 W. and Hwy. 149 N. junction
Barry Cassville Roaring River State Park 12716 Farm Road 2239 36.58519, -93.83819 Located in Roaring River State Park south of Cassville 7 miles on Hwy. 112
Barry Purdy Purdy Community Center 401 State Hwy. C 36.81586, -93.91982 Located in front of Purdy Schools; from Hwy. 37 and State Hwy. C intersection, east 0.5 mile
Barry Shell Knob Central Crossing Fire Protec-tion District Headquarters 23463 State Hwy. 39 36.63958, -93.64109 1.5 miles north of Shell Knob on Hwy. 39
Benton Cole Camp Cole Camp High School Stadium 500 S. Keeney St. 38.456743, -93.215225 3.5 miles east of Hwy. 65 and Hwy. 52 junction, then south on Keeney to football stadium parking lot
Benton Warsaw Lost Valley Hatchery 28232 Hatchery Ave. 38.278222, -93.349424 From Warsaw at the Hwy. 65 Tru-man Dam exit, east on Lost Valley Road for 0.75 mile
Cedar El Dorado Springs El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce 1303 Hwy. 32 37.862087, -94.012156 Shopping center directly east of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 32 junction in El Dorado Springs
Cedar Stockton Stockton Lake — Crabtree Cove Park 17630 ECT-1 37.667242, -93.751305 5 miles east of Stockton on Hwy. 32 to 1791
Cole Eugene Cole County R-V 14803 Hwy. 17 38.372599, -92.397135 From Hwy. 54, south on Hwy. 17
Cole Jefferson City Conservation Commission Headquarters 230 Commerce Dr. 38.592212, -92.227930 From the Hwy. 50/Hwy. 179 junc-tion, take Hwy. 179 (Commerce Dr.) north 0.8 mile, turn left into Conser-vation Department campus
Cole Russellville Cole County R-1 13600 Hwy. C 38.510148, -92.448432 Hwy. C on the west end of Russellville
Crawford Cherryville Steelville Fire Protection District Station #2 20416 Hwy. 19 S. 37.850077, -91.277651 On Hwy. 19, 0.1 mile south of the Hwy. 19 and Hwy. 49 intersection
Crawford Cuba Knights of Columbus Hall 7057 Old 66 38.089679, -91.371669 From Exit 210 (Hwy. UU) on I-44, south on Historic Route 66
Crawford Steelville Huzzah Valley Resort 970 E. Hwy. 8 37.973257, -91.201597 From Steelville, east on Hwy. 8 for 10 miles
Dade Greenfield Sloan Conservation Area 255 W. 160 Hwy. 37.393419, -93.895287 5 miles west of Greenfield on Hwy. 160
Franklin Beaufort Lions Club 2041 Lutheran Church Rd. 38.435917, -91.194025 From the Rt. 50/Hwy. 185 intersec-tion, north on Hwy. 185 for 1 mile to Lutheran Church Road, then west on Lutheran Church Road to the Beaufort Lions Club facility
Franklin Gray Summit Travelodge Six Flags/Gray Summit parking lot across from Shaw Nature Reserve 2875 Hwy. 100 38.482649, -90.825436 From Exit-253 (Hwy. 100) on I-44, go west on Hwy. 100/Historic Rt. 66 0.1 mile to the Travelodge Six Flags parking lot across from Shaw Nature Reserve
Franklin New Haven Colter's Landing Access Hwy. 100, 3.5 miles east of New Haven 38.589293, -91.161767 From New Haven, east on Hwy. 100 for 3.5 miles
Franklin Sullivan Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall 1000 Acid Mine Rd. 38.235767, -91.155063 From Exit-226 on I-44, north to the North Service Rd., east on the North Service Rd. a short distance to Acid Mine Rd., north on Acid Mine Rd. for 0.6 mile
Hickory Hermitage Pomme de Terre U.S. Corps of Engineers Maintenance Shop Hwy. 254 W. 37.906254, -93.318782 1 mile west of Hwy. 254 and Hwy. 64 intersection on Hwy. 254
Jefferson Cedar Hill VFW Post 5331 1 Lynn Ln. 38.357221, -90.646270 From Hwy. 30, east on Rt. BB to Veterans Dr., north on Veterans Dr. for 0.2 mile to Lynn Ln.
Jefferson Herculaneum Parking Lot Across from Buchheit's 200 Riverview Plaza Dr. 38.256086, -90.391041 Take Exit 178 off I-55, turn east onto McNutt Rd. and continue on Crystal City/Herky Rd. for 0.7 mile
Knox Edina Edina Farm and Home 204 E. Reid 40.163688, -92.171573 0.25 mile north of Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 15 junction
Linn Brookfield Linn County Fair Grounds 29248 Idalis Rd. 39.762, -93.061 Southeast of Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 11 intersection; take Park Circle Dr. east to Inman Dr. South, turn right on Ida Dr. to Idalis Dr.
Linn Purdin Purdin Community Center 402 C St. 39.952471, -93.165967 Junction of Hwy. 5 and Rt. C
Macon Elmer Elmer Community Center — Old School 505 N. Santa Fe 39.960705, -92.647864 0.3 mile north of Hwy. J and Santa Fe junction
Macon La Plata La Plata City Park E. Sanders St. 40.022342, -92.491505 Junction of E. Sanders St. and S. Gex St.
Macon Macon Macon County Fairgrounds Hwy. 63 S. 39.721505, -92.465139 South of Hwy. 63 S. and Rt. PP junction
Macon New Cambria New Cambria Sale Barn 29262 Hwy. 149 39.768799, -92.748356 0.25 mile north of Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 149 N. junction
Moniteau California Moniteau County Fairgrounds 700 E. South St. 38.633910, -92.561277 From Hwy. 50, north on Hwy. 87, turn right on E. South St.
Moniteau Jamestown Advanced Chimney Techniques 365 W. Row St. 38.73454, -92.490100 Intersection of Hwy. 87 and Hwy. 179
Moniteau Tipton Co-Mo Electric Cooperative 29868 Hwy. 5 38.642592, -92.787861 From Hwy. 50, take Hwy. 5 south 0.8 mile
Ozark Dora Dora School Hwy. 181 S. 36.77286, -92.21653 0.25 mile east of Hwy. 181 and Hwy. CC junction
Ozark Gainesville Gainesville School 422 Bulldog Dr. 36.61096, -92.40130 1 mile east of Hwy. 5 and Hwy. 160 junction
Polk Bolivar Bolivar Fire Station #2 (West) 812 S. Killingsworth 37.606839, -93.435182 From Hwy. 13, east on Hwy. 32, south on Killingsworth Ave.
St. Charles St. Charles Parking lot north of Emerald View Turf Farm Hwy. 79 38.840161, -90.689376 On Hwy. 79, 0.3 mile south of Hwy. M in O'Fallon
St. Charles Weldon Spring Weldon Spring Conservation Area Shop 6990 Hwy. 94 S. 38.700308, -90.709932 From I-64, south on Hwy. 94 for 1.2 miles to entrance south of Rt. D
St. Clair Appleton City Appleton City High School 408 W. 4th St. 39.191, -93.033 0.1 mile west of Hwy. 52 and P Hwy. junction
St. Clair Collins Former MODOT Maintenance Shop 1501 Business 13 S. 37.886956, -93.623523 0.3 mile south of Hwy. 54 and Business 13 junction on Business 13
St. Clair Osceola Conservation Department Shop 3815 NE. Hwy. 13 38.075825, -93.702473 1.5 miles north of Osceola, turn onto Old Missouri 13 on the west side of Hwy. 13 (across from Osceola Cheese), drive 0.2 mile north from the Hwy. 13 and Old Missouri 13 junction to the orange metal building
St. Francois Knob Lick Klug Transport Lot Hwy. 67/Hwy. DD intersection 37.674718, -90.373348 Parking lot located just southeast of the Hwy. 67/Hwy. DD intersection
St. Francois Park Hills Mineral Area College 112 Dixie Kohn Dr. 37.843636, -90.480207 From the Hwy. 67/Hwy. 32 intersection, east on Flat River Rd., north on Dixie Kohn Dr. for 0.4 mile to Parking Lot B
Ste. Genevieve Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall 175 Jersey Ln. 38.005319, -90.215575 From Exit 157 off I-55 at Bloomsdale, east on Rt. Y for 0.25 mile, south on Jersey Ln. for 0.2 mile
Ste. Genevieve Ozora Ozora Travel Plaza 17049 New Bremen Rd. 37.874567, -90.036967 From Exit 143 off I-55 at Ozora, west on Rt. N to New Bremen Rd.
Stone Crane Crane High School 209 Pirate Ln. 36.89434, -93.56985 Located on Hwy. 265 / 413
Stone Lampe Lampe MODOT Facility 1063 Hwy. 86 36.52962, -93.44373 On Hwy. 86 1 mile west of Hwy. 13 and Hwy. 86 junction
Sullivan Green City Green City Livestock Market 19037 Hwy. 129 S. 40.253535, -92.951806 Junction of Hwy. 129 S. and Newgate Rd.
Sullivan Milan North Central Missouri Electric Coop 1098 Hwy. E 40.205772, -93.135211 Immediately west of Hwy. 5 S. and Rt. E junction
Taney Branson Conservation Department Office 226 Claremont Dr. 36.69415, -93.21872 From Hwy. 465/Hwy. 65 intersection on the north side of Branson, south East Outer Rd. 1.3 miles, southeast on Rinehart Rd. 0.1 mile, north on Claremont Dr. 0.1 mile
Taney Rueter Mark Twain School 37707 Hwy. 160 36.59437, -92.84663 0.25 mile east of the Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 125 junction or 2 miles east of Rueter
Warren Marthasville S & R Convenience Center 15397 Hwy. 47 38.623783, -91.061588 South of the Hwy. 47/Hwy. 94 intersection and across Hwy. 47 from the Marthasville ball fields
Warren Warrenton Warren County Fairgrounds 615 Fairgrounds Rd. 38.836887, -91.141481 From I-70, north on Hwy. 47 for 1 mile, west on Fairgrounds Rd.
Washington DeSoto Washington State Park 13041 Hwy. 104 38.080258, -90.692032 From Hwy. 21, take the westernmost Rt. 104 entrance to Washington State Park, continue to the park’s pool site
Washington Potosi Potosi City Park 10479 Hwy. P 37.920775, -90.780956 From Hwy. 8 (E. High St.) in Potosi, south on Hwy. P (Park Dr.) for 0.6 mile
Washington Richwoods Roy's Convenience Store (formerly Richwoods Farm, Feed, & Fuel) 17203 W. Hwy. 47 38.155734, -90.807701 1 mile south of Hwy. A on Hwy. 47 near Richwoods

Having Trouble Finding a Sampling Station?

Simply type the GPS coordinates into the search engine on your smartphone or tablet. Most will show the location on a map and guide you there with turn-by-turn directions.

  • For questions about CWD sampling stations in Adair, Knox, Linn, Macon, or Sullivan counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Northeast Regional Office at 660-785-2420.
  • For questions about CWD sampling stations in Cole and Moniteau counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Central Regional Office at 573-815-7900.
  • For questions about CWD sampling stations in Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, or Washington counties, please call the Conservation Department’s St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554.
  • For questions about CWD sampling stations in Barry, Benton, Cedar, Dade, Hickory, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, and Taney counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Southwest Regional Office at 417-895-6880.

  • CWD sampling takes only a few minutes and consists of cutting an incision across the throat of harvested deer to remove lymph nodes for testing.
  • Tissue samples are sent to an independent lab for testing.
  • There is no approved test for CWD on live deer.
  • Hunters presenting bucks bound for taxidermy should inform MDC staff of that. Staff will complete paperwork and inform the hunters about participating taxidermists taking CWD tissue samples. The cape may also be removed from the animal prior to being taken to a sampling station as long as about six inches of the neck is left attached.
  • Hunters will be given a card with information on getting free test results for their deer after samples are processed.

Time-Saving Tips for Hunters

  • Telecheck deer before going to a sampling location.
  • Have completed permit information ready.
  • Be prepared to locate the harvest location on a map.
  • Position deer in the vehicle so the head and neck are easily accessible.
  • Have the detached head or cape with about 6 inches of neck ready for sampling.

Why MDC Does Mandatory Sampling

Mandatory sampling dramatically increases the number of tissue samples MDC can collect in a brief period of time. Prior to conducting mandatory sampling, MDC collected about 7,600 tissue samples through voluntary sampling over the entire deer-hunting season. During 2016 mandatory sampling efforts, more than 19,200 samples were collected during firearms opening weekend.

The increased number of samples gives MDC scientists a much better understanding of the distribution and prevalence of the disease -- where it is and how many deer may have it. It can also help find new cases in new areas. Mandatory sampling in future years will depend on results of current and past efforts.

Mandatory Sampling during Opening Weekend of Firearms Season

Opening weekend of the firearms deer season is the most popular two hunting days for most deer hunters. Hunters take about a third of our state’s total annual deer harvest during those two days. Focusing on this key weekend gives MDC the best opportunity to collect the most tissue samples during a very concentrated time period.

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