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Volunteers asked to help gather CWD info

Volunteers asked to help gather CWD info

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Once again, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with volunteers around the state to support deer hunters collecting crucial data on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and prevent the spread of the disease.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the DNR's Adopt-a-Kiosk and Adopt-a-Dumpster programs.

Adopt-a-Kiosk:  Most hunters who have their deer tested for CWD use self-service kiosks set up around the state. As an Adopt-a-Kiosk volunteer, volunteers or their organization can sponsor a kiosk throughout the deer season and support your local hunters.

Adopt-a-Dumpster:  Properly disposing of deer carcasses is an important way hunters prevent or slow the spread of CWD. Through the Adopt-a-Dumpster program, volunteers or their organization will work with the DNR to place a dumpsters to provide a convenient deer carcass disposal option for hunters in their communities.

Volunteers will work with the DNR to determine a location for the dumpster they sponsor and will manage the dumpster for the entirety of its placement. They can either donate the full cost of the dumpster or participate in the DNR’s cost-sharing program.

This interested in supporting Wisconsin deer hunters in monitoring and preventing the spread of CWD and sign up for and adopt program or call or send an email to a local deer biologist:

In Northeastern Wisconsin, contact Jennifer Haney,, (715) 927-1812; Northern Wisconsin, contact Sarah Looman,, (715) 634-7437; Southern Wisconsin, contact Maeghan Miller,, (608) 220-2574; West-central Wisconsin, contact Nicole DeMarb,, (608) 720-0124.

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