Information for Hunters
Hunters are an invaluable resource to wildlife managers. They are eyes and ears on the land and help to maintain healthy wildlife populations by sharing their observations and submitting samples for disease surveillance.
Drop-Off Locations for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) Testing
Heads can be dropped off at any of the locations marked on the map below. Click on the marker for more information including land address and phone number.
Note: some locations only accept heads during regular business hours. Be sure to call ahead for submission details.
Help Us Keep B.C. Wildlife Healthy
Thank-you to all the hunters who have submitted heads for testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB). The results are in, and as of July 2015 we have not found any cases of CWD or BTB in B.C.
We could not have done it without you.
- See the 2014 CWD surveillance results (PDF)
- We are still awaiting results of the 2015 surveillance efforts.
Hunters targeting waterfowl should be aware of Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) that occurs naturally in wild birds. Strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus have been found in waterfowl in North America including one case in B.C. No cases of human infections with AIV have been reported in Canada to date.
AIV does not pose a food safety risk when wild birds are properly handled and cooked.
- Find out more about AIV and safe handling of wild birds