Announcements & Events
The Wisconsin DNR has placed 6 self-service CWD sampling kiosks in and near Bayfield County. The locations are the following:
· Barnes – PJ’s Cabin Store
· Iron River – Timber Ghost Taxidermy
· Grand View – Grand View General Store
· Washburn – Washburn DNR Ranger Station
· Ashland – Ashland DNR Service Center
· Clam Lake – Clam Lake Junction
Bayfield County is placing 8-yard dumpsters for deer carcass removal at the same locations. Bayfield County has never had a deer test positive for CWD and we hope to keep it that way. The testing will allow us to be more confident that CWD isn’t here yet. The dumpsters provide a spot for carcasses to be dropped off. If a deer were to be shot and was positive for CWD, the carcass being left in the woods would allow other deer to contract CWD. The infectious material can survive in the soil for several years, if the deer carcass is properly disposed of, it would remove most of the infectious agents from the environment and limit the spread of the disease.
The kiosks are up and running currently and will be open until deer season is over. The County will have dumpsters out for rifle season only (colder temperatures should prevent scavengers making a mess and help prevent any smell). Hope this information helps, let me know if you have any more questions. Sorry again for not seeing the email sooner.