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Chronic Wasting Disease Testing

LDWF and Louisiana State University have teamed up to offer free CWD testing to the public. 

Get Your Deer Tested for Chronic Wasting Disease

Always wear protective gloves and eyewear when cleaning game and collecting samples!

Step 1

Prepare your deer sample.

  • Record the GPS location of where the deer was harvested.
  • Remove the deer head 5 inches below the ear. (See brochure for illustration.)
  • Deer heads may be caped, with antlers and skull cap removed.
  • DO NOT FREEZE THE SAMPLE. Sample deer heads should be refrigerated or put on ice.

Step 2

Complete the form at the link below.

Step 3

Print the email that you received after completing the form in step 2.  Provide that printout to the LDWF staff member who handles your sample.

Step 4

Contact the nearest field office from the list below to coordinate delivery or pickup of the sample.

You will be given a sample ID number by a staff member. Search the CWD testing results database using your sample ID number to view the testing status and results.

Sampling Locations

You can contact the following LDWF regional offices between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday to coordinate delivery or pickup of your sample.

Regional Office Phone Address
Baton Rouge 225.765.5030 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Hammond 985.543.4777 42371 Phyllis Ann Drive, Hammond, LA 70403
Lafayette 337.262.2080 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Lake Charles 337.491.2575 1025 Tom Watson Road, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Minden 318.371.3050 9961 Hwy 80, Minden, LA 71055
Monroe 318.343.4044 368 CenturyLink Dr, Monroe, LA 71203 
Pineville 318.487.5885 1995 Shreveport Hwy Pineville, LA 71360

 More Information

Fact Sheet: How to Have Your Deer Tested for CWD