Mississippi adds six new CWD cases during deer season

Midway through the 2020-21 deer season, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has sampled almost 2,300 deer for CWD, either by voluntary submission from hunters, mandatory submission or road kills.

Only six new cases of CWD have been confirmed this season, with two suspected cases still in the testing process. All six confirmations have been from Benton County, which has 39 cases in 2 years.

Two more mandatory checks are scheduled for January:

SW Region: Jan. 2-3 in the counties of Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Lincoln Lawrence, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike and Walthall.

SE Region: Jan. 16-17 in the counties of Jeff Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson.

Hunters in these areas as well as statewide can submit voluntarily any deer harvested. MDWFP has 46 check stations established to accept deer. While not every county has a site, there is one within a short drive for all hunters.

For more information on mandatory and voluntary CWD testing, visit mdwfp.com.

About Bobby Cleveland 1349 Articles
Bobby Cleveland has covered sports in Mississippi for over 40 years. A native of Hattiesburg and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Cleveland lives on Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson with his wife Pam.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply