SPOONER, WI – During the bow and gun deer hunting seasons the Department of Natural Resources -- in cooperation with local businesses -- will be collecting lymph nodes, or deer heads for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing.
If you shoot a deer within a 10-mile radius of Shell Lake, please contribute a sample for CWD testing.
The information collected will help establish what, if any impact, CWD has on the local deer herd and maybe used in making CWD management decisions in the region.
The agency's goal is to collect 500 samples to test for CWD within the 10 mile area, and the cooperation and help of hunters is critical in achieving the goal, DNR officials said.
The following registration stations, meat processors, and taxidermists will be collecting samples during the upcoming seasons:
Country Pride Coop (Cenex)Shell Lake, WI715-468-2302
Holidy Gas Station (South) 730 S. River St.Spooner, WI 54801715-635-9112
Holiday Gas Station (North)621 N. River St.Spooner, WI 54801715-635-9421
Speedy's C Stop2962 Main St.Barronett, WI 54813715-822-8979
Meat ProcessorsThompson Wild Game ProcessingW5098 County Hwy DSarona, WI 54870715-469-3234
TaxidermistsGram's Taxidermy StudioW3038 Hwy 63Springbrook, WI 54875715-766-3300
A&H TaxidermyN6496 Ellsworth Lake Rd.Spooner, WI 54801715-635-7017
Zimmerman TaxidermyN5015 10th St.Spooner, WI 54801715-635-8822
Thompson TaxidermyW2511 Cty. Hwy. A/MSpringbrook, WI 54875715-766-3432
Long Bow TaxidermyHighway 64Cumberland, WI715-822-4257
Wolf's Taxidermy6931 Lakeview Rd.Siren, WI 54872715-349-2025