LDWF is asking for help from deer hunters and state taxidermists as it continues to monitor the state’s deer population for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Deer hunters who submit a sample from a mature buck harvested in Louisiana during the 2021-22 season will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. Taxidermists submitting samples will be entered to win a $500 gift card.
Gift cards are provided by the South Louisiana Branch of the National Deer Association. Both drawings will be held on March 18, 2022.
To submit a sample, please contact your local LDWF office: CWD TESTING
Prior to hunting deer, all deer hunters, regardless of age or license status, must obtain deer tags and have tags in possession when hunting deer. Immediately upon harvesting a deer, the hunter must tag the deer with the appropriate license tag before it is moved from the harvest site. The hunter must record the date of harvest and the parish on the carcass tag. Within 72 hours, the hunter must validate the harvest, either by phone (844.LACHECK or 844.522.4325) or online.