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Interested in volunteering to work at a CWD testing station opening weekend?

Kevyn Wiskirchen, incident commander for the MDC mandatory CWD Check stations, has extended an offer to CFM members willing to volunteer some time.  This is for the opening weekend of the Missouri firearms deer season, November 10 & 11.

There are 61 stations, spread out among the 31 counties in which testing is mandatory for deer taken in those counties on opening weekend. Detail about those locations can be found here:

https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/wildlife-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease-cwd/mandatory-cwd-sampling-2018

With a couple of years under their belt the operation is well established and pretty smooth.  They expect to be able to handle all activities with just MDC employees, but volunteers take some of the pressure off and free up more MDC folks to deal with inevitable unanticipated things that always pop up.

Plus it helps create more people who really understand the CWD situation and can help spread the word.

Volunteers can help out for as short or long as you like – an hour, a morning, an afternoon, whatever they are comfortable with.  Hard-core volunteers willing to commit the full two days from 7:30AM – 8PM may be assigned to what they call “mission critical” roles, and could even get some training if they volunteer early enough.

This of course would be a big ask of anyone planning to deer hunt opening weekend – but maybe a few of you bow hunters will already have the freezer topped off by then.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kevyn Wiskirchen at the MDC:

Phone: 573-815-7901 x2899

Email: kevyn.wiskirchen@mdc.mo.gov

Regards,
Steve Jones

CWD Committee Chairman
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