Voluntary CWD Sampling Statewide All Season

Voluntary Sampling September 15 to January 15

Hunters who harvest deer anywhere in Missouri throughout the entire deer hunting season -- Sept. 15 through Jan. 15 -- can have their harvested deer sampled for free CWD testing at select MDC offices around the state and through participating taxidermists and meat processors located in the CWD Management Zone. Sampling is voluntary.

  • Field dress and Telecheck deer before taking them for sampling.
  • Bring entire deer, or head with about six inches of neck in place.
  • Heads that have the cape removed for taxidermy can be sampled.
  • Get free test results online at mdc.mo.gov/CWDTestResults.

MDC Offices

Voluntary CWD sampling is available at these MDC offices during normal business hours. Available dates and hours vary by location. Call in advance.

MDC Locations
County Location Address City Phone
Adair Northeast Regional Office 3500 S. Baltimore St. Kirksville (660) 785-2420
Boone Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center 3500 E. Gans Road  Columbia (573) 815-7900
Buchanan Northwest Regional Office 701 James McCarthy Drive St. Joseph (816)-271-3100 
Cape Girardeau Southeast Regional Office 2302 County Park Drive Cape Girardeau (573) 290-5730
Cole Conservation Headquarters 2901 W. Truman Blvd. Jefferson City (573) 751-4115
Greene Southwest Regional Office 2630 N. Mayfair Springfield (417) 895-6880
Howell Ozark Regional Office 551 Joe Jones Blvd. West Plains (417) 256-7161
Jackson Kansas City Regional Office 12405 S.E. Ranson Road  Lees Summit (816)-622-0900
Livingston Chillicothe Office 15368 LIV 2386 Chillicothe (660) 646-6122
St. Charles St. Louis Regional Office 2360 Highway D St. Charles (636) 441-4554
St. Clair El Dorado Springs Office 1109 S. Main St. El Dorado Springs (417) 876-5226

Participating Taxidermists and Meat Processors

A list of cooperating taxidermists and processors will be available before September 15th.

Additional Opportunities

Hunters can also have harvested deer tested for CWD by contacting the State-Federal Cooperative Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Springfield at (417) 895-6861, or the University of Missouri Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory in Columbia at (573) 882-6811. There are fees for CWD testing at these facilities.

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