Minnesota DNR to require testing opening weekend in CWD zones

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Heading into the Minnesota firearms deer hunting opener on Saturday the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is once again warning hunters about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

This year they’re now requiring hunters to submit a sample of deer harvested in all CWD zones during opening weekend.

"They are asking that you bring your deer in to be tested, maybe as simple as just a quick blood test on it or registration, and wait for the DNR to track it," Brad Trevena said, a former Minnesota Deer Hunters Association board member.

This season there are also restrictions on moving animals in CWD zones. A few caution areas are in North Central and South East Minnesota.

For more information head to the Minnesota DNR website.