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Voluntary Chronic Wasting Disease Testing in Disease Management Area 2

Important Notices

All CWD Mandatory Sampling is Cancelled for 2020 Due to COVID-19All CWD Mandatory Sampling is Cancelled for 2020 Due to COVID-19.

Hunters who are successful on any day of the deer hunting season in Culpeper, Fauquier, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, Page, and Rappahannock counties are encouraged to voluntarily get their tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by bringing it to a voluntary CWD deer testing collection site.

CWD testing results may be delayed this year due to COVID-19. Under normal circumstances, hunters whose deer tests positive for CWD are notified by the Department 10–21 days after submission of the deer head.  Results from deer that do not test positive for CWD are usually available for viewing on the Department website 30–45 days post-submission of the deer head. Again, results may be delayed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Instructions for Voluntary Submissions of Deer Heads for CWD Testing

  1. Bring the head and at least 4 inches of neck to a CWD deer head drop site.
    • Heads with the antlers and/or skull plate removed can still be tested for CWD.
  2. Heads should be as fresh as possible (i.e., submitted a few days after death and kept cold prior to submission).
  3. If you plan to mount the head, submit the head and 4 inches of neck after caping is complete.
  4. Fill out the data card per instructions posted at the CWD deer head drop site.

Disease Management Area 2 CWD Deer Head Drop Sites

Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Dept., 19601 Church Rd., Brandy Station

Directions: From Culpeper use Rt. 29/15, turn right on 663, turn right on 762, turn right on Church Rd/687. Head all the way back to the main firehouse building. Refrigerator can be found beside the building that is located across the road from the main fire house.

Eppard’s Deer Processing, 5021 Thomas Haney Road, Barboursville

Directions: Rt. 33 east, turn right onto Thomas Haney. Head all the way to the end, shop is on the left.

Hidden Pines Meat Processing, 8265 Ruth Rd., Madison

Directions: From Madison take 652, left on 656, continue onto 658/Ruth Rd. Turn right to enter Hidden Pines, shop is at the back.

Merrimac Sports Shop & Grocery, 10096 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper

Directions: From Culpeper, Rt. 29 south, store is at the corner of S. Merrimac Rd.

The Market at Locust Grove, 32301 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove

Directions: Intersection of Rt. 20/Constitution Highway, Locust Grove

Stanley Volunteer Fire Dept., 190 East Main St., Stanley

Directions: Take 340 Business into Stanley

Washington Volunteer Fire Dept., 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington

Directions: From 211/522, turn onto 211 Business, then right onto Firehouse Ln.

Glascock Grocery & Nick’s Deli, 8294 East Main St., Marshall

Directions: Store is directly off of Rt 55, in the town of Marshall.

Nick’s Country Market & Deli, 11127 Marsh Rd., Bealeton

Directions: Take Rt 17/Marsh Rd into Bealeton, store is beside the Little Ceasers.

Philomont General Store, 36550 Jeb Stuart Rd., Philomont

Directions: Store is at the corner of 734 (Snickersville Turnpike) and 630 (Jeb Stuart Rd). Freezer is around the side/back of the building.