Mississippi has no mandatory check-in dates for chronic wasting disease in December but will resume with nine Southwest Mississippi counties Jan. 2-3 and 15 counties in Southeast Mississippi Jan. 16-17. For counties and stations, visit https://www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting/chronic-wasting-disease/mandatory-sampling-days/.
Hunters are urged to voluntarily check in deer in December to test for chronic wasting disease. The MDWFP has a statewide system of check stations. To learn about your nearest location and how to participate including preparing deer, visit https://www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting/chronic-wasting-disease/sample-collection/.