During the 2020–2021 hunting season Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will continue efforts to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) within white-tail deer populations. This year, hunters will have access to 46 freezer drop-off locations to submit samples for testing.

    Hunters should be aware that this hunting season will include mandatory sampling weekends for three separate regions of the state on three separate weekends. During these weekends, temporary freezer sites and physical check stations will be made available in addition to permanent freezer locations.

    For more information CWD in Mississippi and submitting CWD samples visit www.mdwfp.com/cwd.