GLASGOW, Mont. (NMB) – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is continuing chronic wasting disease surveillance for deer, elk, and moose. A press release says sampling took place last year in Region 6, but more samples are needed in the Northern CWD Management Zone to determine distribution and prevalence of the disease. For 2019, all testing is free of charge.
Three CWD check stations will be open on the weekends throughout the general season in Region 6, with the primary purpose of collecting samples from hunter-harvested deer.
In Malta, a check station will be open from 10 AM to sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at the gravel lot behind Ezzie’s Westside Conoco on the north side of Highway 2. In Havre, a station will be open from 9 AM to sunset Saturday and Sunday at the old rest stop east of Havre.
Hunters can also bring their animals in to the FWP office in Havre from 10 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Friday.