Help keep Florida CWD Free
Donate the head of a white-tailed deer harvested from one of the counties below to be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and you could win one of five prize packages! - (NOTE: You can remove and keep the skull cap and antlers!)
The following counties are currently scheduled for participation in the contest. NOTE: The FWC has identified a need to test more hunter-harvested deer for CWD in these select counties during the 2022-2023 hunting season: Taylor • Dixie • Lafayette • Gilchrist • DeSoto • Lee • Hendry • Collier.
Click HERE for Donation Locations.
Enter the sweepstakes to win one of five
prize packages valued at $1,000!
Donated deer must have been:
CWD is a contagious disease of the brain and central nervous system that is always fatal to deer, elk, moose, caribou and other members of the deer family.
It is one of the most serious wildlife diseases facing state wildlife agencies such as the FWC because it could substantially reduce infected deer populations. CWD has been detected in 29 states and 4 Canadian provinces, but it has not been detected in Florida.
The FWC is working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, hunters, captive cervid owners, landowners, and the public to reduce the risk of CWD spreading into Florida.
If you see a sick or abnormally thin deer or deer dead of unknown causes, please report its location to the CWD hotline: (866) CWD-WATCH (293-9282).
This project is funded by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation via proceeds from the Wildlife Foundation
of Florida license plate and Woods 'n Water Magazine in partnership with the FWC.
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