Voluntary CWD Sampling Statewide All Season

Voluntary Sampling September 15 to January 15

Hunters play a critical role in monitoring CWD throughout the state, and there are many opportunities to get your harvested deer sampled. Hunters who harvest deer from CWD Management Zone counties are reminded that they must follow carcass transportation restrictions when traveling to CWD sampling stations. Testing is free, and results for individual deer will be available online.

  • In CWD Management Zone counties, MDC will staff 71 sampling stations on Nov. 14th and 15th. Get more information and a list of sampling stations.
  • Hunters may have their deer sampled at select MDC offices during business hours. Note, COVID-19 may cause office closures; call before you go.
  • MDC continues to partner with taxidermists and meat processors in CWD Management Zone counties. Note, participating businesses have varying hours and availability, and hunters should call before they visit.
  • New for 2020: MDC has launched a new “head-drop” program throughout the CWD Management Zone, consisting of freezers where hunters can package the head from their deer, fill out and attach a tag, and leave in a freezer for later sampling and testing. Note: the drop-off stations will not be available on Nov. 14th and 15th.

MDC Sampling Stations: Pulaski County

November 14th and 15th Only

Due to the recent detection of CWD in Pulaski County, MDC staff will be at the following locations on November 14th and 15th from 7:30 am – 8:00 pm to collect samples from hunter-harvested deer. Hunters may bring the entire deer, or the head with a few inches of the neck in place. For additional sampling opportunities available throughout the rest of deer season, see below.  For questions, please call the MDC Ozark Regional Office at (417) 256-7161.

County  Location Address City
Pulaski Richland High School 714 E. Jefferson Ave Richland
Pulaski Waynesville Fire Training Center 25785 Red Oak Rd Waynesville

MDC Offices

Voluntary CWD sampling is available at these MDC offices throughout the entirety of deer seasons.  Available dates and hours vary by location and may be impacted by COVID-19 facility closures. Please call in advance. Note, hunters who harvest deer from any of the 30 CWD Management Zone counties must follow new carcass transport regulations when transporting a deer or deer head to a CWD sampling station

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 
Camden Camdenton Office 783 Thunder Mountain Rd. Camdenton (573) 346-2210
Cape Girardeau Southeast Regional Office 2302 County Park Drive Cape Girardeau (573) 290-5730
Cedar El Dorado Springs Office 1109 S. Main St. El Dorado Springs (417) 876-5226
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
Phelps Rolla Office 112655 State Route Y Rolla (573) 368-2225
St. Charles St. Louis Regional Office 2360 Highway D St. Charles (636) 441-4554

Participating Taxidermists and Meat Processors

Business hours and availability vary. Call before you go.

Other Locations
County BusinessName Street City PhoneNumber
Adair Blake's Taxidermy 29861 East Center Way Kirksville (660) 342-2885
Barry Scotts Taxidermy 5270 Farm Rd 2190 Exeter (417) 835-2053
Barry Reflections Taxidermy 5045 Farm Rd 2030 Monett (417) 235-8848
Benton Rifles and Reels Taxidermy LLC 29919 State Hwy UU Warsaw (660) 223-3939
Cedar Cedar Creek Wildlife Arts 13295 South 825 Rd Stockton (417) 955-2012
Cedar Sharps Taxidermy Studio 3050 E 1974 Rd Jerico Springs (417) 955-0069
Chariton Stewart Taxidermy 27231 Kenturcky Lane Salisbury (660) 676-3975
Chariton Shot & Caught Taxidermy 38380 Hwy HH Salisbury (660) 414-6742
Christian Mitchells Taxidermy 12751 State Hwy 125 Chadwick (417) 634-2085
Christian Woods Fork Taxidermy 3425 Wood Fork Rd. Highlandville (417) 860-4630
Clark Tuttles Taxidermy 31795 County Rd 237 Williamstown (660) 342-6194
Crawford Meremac Valley Taxidermy 1211 Saranac Springs Rd Leasburg (573) 245-6579
Crawford TNT Taxidermy 169 Hobo Rd Davisville (573) 743-6751
Crawford Keen Taxidermy 2530 S Service Rd Bourbon (573) 468-8754
Franklin Kantors Taxidermy 511 Twin View Villa Ridge (636) 742-3095
Franklin Koch Taxidermy 2019 Hwy H Sullivan (573) 259-8503
Franklin Pemberton's 2721 Hwy 100 Gray Summit (636) 399-4562
Franklin K and A Meats LLC 2231 HWY 100 Labadie (636) 451-6880
Gasconade Grellner Taxidermy LLC 1745 Bem Church Rd Owensville (573) 694-2287
Hickory 4G Taxidermy 19785 County Rd 191 Flemmington (417) 770-8195
Howell Myers Ark Taxidermy LLC 114 W Leyda Ave West Plains (417) 293-7199
Howell Hughes Taxidermy LLC 1095 S Girdley St West Plains (417) 255-4944
Jefferson Bilbrey Studio Taxidermy 7878 S Engle Creek Rd Barnhart (636) 475-9391
Jefferson Belmars Taxidermy 722 Jeffco Blvd Arnold (314) 706-2090
Jefferson Larrys Life Like Taxidermy 18 Beffa St Festus (314) 623-7284
Knox Wilsons Taxidermy 45341 State Hwy C Baring (660) 341-5672
Knox Countryside Gun Repair and Taxidermy 57688 State Hwy T Knox City (314) 704-1507
Linn Mikes Taxidermy 808 E Hauser St Marceline 660-591-5072
Macon Pettigs Taxidermy 38075 Kayak Ave Excello (660) 651-5220
Macon Cutting Edge Taxidermy 215A N Rollins St Macon (660) 414-5287
Mercer Muddy Creek Taxidermy 23713 Bison St Mercer (660) 953-0191
Mercer Top Pin Taxidermy 1009 E Park St Princeton (660) 953-1023
Oregon Holmans Mounts 1355 Hwy P Alton (417) 270-1803
Ozark McKinzie Taxidermy 601 County Rd 518 Gainsville (870) 321-0379
Ozark Summers Taxidermy and Wildlife Studio 3070 State Hwy 101 Bakersfield (417) 505-9144
Perry Take This Job and Stuff It Taxidermy 834 Hwy O Perryville (573) 547-1541
Perry Stonies Sausage Shop 1507 Edgemont Blvd Perryville (573) 547-2540
Perry Etzold Packing Co 170s S Kingshighway St Perryville (573) 547-6815
Pulaski Classy Taxidermy 26286 Rambling Ln Richland (573 433-0403
Putnam Valentine Taxidermy 16174 170th St Lucerne (660) 988-1886
St Charles Herbs Cutting Edge Taxidermy 520 Hickory Dale Dr St. Charles (636) 928-5437
St Clair Possum Holler Taxidermy 8005 SE Hwy MM Collins (417) 428-3627
St Clair Gallinipper Creek Taxidermy 1360 NE Hwy D Lowry City (660) 492-0715
St Francois Oders Taxidermy 1009 E Chestnut St Desloge (573) 747-8170
Ste Genevieve Saline Valley Taxidermy 22481 State Rte N Saint Mary (573) 880-3065
Ste Genevieve Natures Gallery Taxidermy 10601 Sunkist Ln Ste. Genevieve (573) 561-4047
Stone Pete Dickenson Taxidermy 20646 Old Hwy 160 Reeds Spring (417)-527-0695
Taney Real Trophies Taxidermy 414 S Fork Branson (417) 544-0870
Texas Cabool Kountry Meats LLC 90 Industrial Park Dr Cabool (417) 962-2112
Warren Tall Tails Taxidermy 17298 Whitetail Ln Marthasville (636) 433-5911

MDC "Head-Drop" Locations

Head-drops are available from Sept. 15th – Jan. 15th (except for Nov. 14th & 15th when they are unavailable. Visit an MDC sampling station on those two days)

Freezer Head Drop Locations
County Location Name Address City ZIP Code GPS Coordinate
Adair MDC Northeast Regional Office 3500 S. Baltimore St. Kirksville 63501 40.158729,
-92.573637
Barry MDC Cassville Office 601 State Hwy. 248 Cassville 65625 36.673101,
-93.858665
Cedar Stockton State Park 19100 S. Hwy. 215 Dadeville 65635 37.617776,
-93.752786
Chariton The Trading Post at the Lake 30976, Hwy D Marceline 64658 39.59591, -92.88322
Clark Duer's Oil Co Inc 115 N. Johnson St. Kahoka 63445 40.420592,
-91.719099
Crawford Cuba Police Department 602 S. Franklin St. Cuba 65453 38.057866,
-91.402632
Franklin Meramec Conservation Area 3220 S. Hwy. 185 Sullivan 63080 38.210566,
-91.07413
Gasconade Old Dutch Mill Gas Station 1988 US-50 Owensville 65066 38.458642,
 -91.463682
Hickory Pomme de Terre State Park 23451 Park Entrance Rd. Pittsburg 65724 37.872387,
-93.317537
Howell MDC Ozark Regional Office 551 Joe Jones Blvd. West Plains 65775 36.74326,
-91.84648
Jackson MDC Kansas City Regional Office 12405 SE Ranson Rd. Lees Summit 64082 38.890556,
-94.338588
Jefferson Festus/Crystal City Conservation Club 2567 US 61 Hwy Festus 63019 38.15549,
-90.36142
Knox Edina Fire Department 102 S. 2nd St. Edina 63445 40.16709,
-92.174224
Linn PB-5 110 S. Main St. Linneus 64653 39.87886, -93.18851
Linn New Boston 15833 Hwy 129 New Boston 63557 39.95154, -92.85957
Macon MFA-Macon 1805 N Missouri St. Macon 63552 39.7554206,
-92.4685058
Macon New Cambria Fire Department 107 Jones St. New Cambria 63558 39.7757649,
-92.7519465
Mercer Lake Paho Conservation Area 15643 Fathom St. Princeton  64673 40.39994, -93.65761
Oregon Alton Forestry Shop Old Cane Bluff Road off Hwy 19 Alton 65606 36.69766,
-91.39512
Oregon  Thayer Police Department 102 Front Street Thayer 65791 36.52475, -91.53816
Ozark Ozark County Soil and Water Conservation District Suit 1e 206 N. Main St. Gainsville 65655 36.60485 ,
-92.42765
Perry MDC Perryville Forestry Office 2206 W St. Joseph Perryville 63775 37.72932,
-89.89701
Polk MDC Bolivar Forestry Office 412 Killingsworth Ave. Bolivar 65613 37.608619,
-93.434696
Pulaski LMC Convenience Store 1302 US Rt. 66 W Waynesville 65583 37.813406,
-92.224254
Putnam Unionville Rural Fire Department 520 S 22nd St. Unionville 63565 40.472569,
-93.009293
St. Charles MDC St. Louis Regional Office 2360 Hwy. D St. Charles 63304 38.704681,
-90.739902
St. Clair MDC Osceola Shop 3827 MO Hwy. 13 (address approximate) Osceola 64776 38.075457,
-93.702849
St. Francois MDC Farmington Shop 812 Progress Dr Farmington 63640 37.76887,
-90.44987
Ste. Genevieve Ste Genevieve Hwy 32 (Dairy Queen Parking Lot) 18575 MO-32 Ste. Genevieve 63670 37.93664,
-90.11798
Sullivan Shop & Talk Convenience Store 9 MO 6 Green City 63545 40.260103,
-92.953114
Taney MDC Branson Office Shop 226 Claremont Dr. Branson 65616 36.694016,
-93.218426
Taney Drury-Mincy Conservation Area 3441 Gunnison Rd. Kirbyville 65679 36.527422,
-93.098304
Warren MDC Warrenton Office 26620 State Hwy. U Warrenton 63383 38.793324,
-91.179103
Washington Mark Twain National Forest USFS Office 10019 W. State Hwy. 8 Potosi 63664 37.941677,
-90.796297

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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