Priority disease – Chronic Wasting Disease
Hunting licence condition: Mandatory submission for CWD testing is required for white-tailed & mule deer harvested in MUs 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 & 4-23 within one week of harvest.
Visit CWD Surveillance & Testing for submission instructions
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal infection that affects species in the deer family (cervids) such as mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose and caribou.
Although CWD has not yet been detected in B.C., it has continued to spread in almost all affected jurisdictions despite mitigation and management efforts. In order to prevent CWD in B.C.’s cervid populations it requires a collaborative, coordinated and rapid response.
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- Fact Cards on Chronic Wasting Disease
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Learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and why it is important to prevent it in B.C.'s cervid populations.
What is being done to prevent CWD in B.C.
Surveillance is a critical component in preventing CWD. Learn how you can report sick animals and submit harvested deer, elk and moose heads for testing.
Surveillance and Testing
Find out more about the proper conditions to submit a head for CWD testing and drop-off locations in B.C.
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