Chronic Wasting Disease

Self-service CWD sampling stations deployed in North Alabama; Sampling site in Marion County is at Watson's Grocery


WFF has deployed six self-service CWD sampling stations in north Alabama as part of its increased sampling surveillance efforts. The sample station freezers are in Marion, Fayette, Lamar, Franklin, Lauderdale and Colbert counties, and are available to receive deer head samples 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has deployed six self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations in north Alabama as part of its increased CWD sampling surveillance efforts in the state.
The sample station freezers are in Marion, Fayette, Lamar, Franklin, Lauderdale and Colbert counties, and are available to receive deer head samples 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Deer CWD sampling set for Jan. 4-6 in Hackleburg

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is increasing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama after deer in nearby Mississippi and Tennessee counties tested CWD-positive.
CWD is a contagious and deadly neurological disorder that affects members of the deer family. To date, no deer in Alabama have tested positive for CWD.

Second case of chronic wasting disease detected; Marion County within 50-mile radius of case

MISSISSIPPI - Mississippi wildlife officials have confirmed the year’s second case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a white-tailed deer.
A deer exhibiting strange behavior was put down in Pontotoc County, Miss., near Ecru on Oct. 8. The deer had no fear of humans and attacked a dog, according to a report in the Clarion Ledger in Jackson.