SM Link

Latest Chronic Wasting Disease Testing REsults

In the South Dakota CWD Surveillance period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, a total of 209 samples have been collected for CWD surveillance.

Breakdown of the sampling is as follows:

Below is a listing of the positive deer and elk that have been found in South Dakota during the surveillance period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

1. WT male from Custer City in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
2. WT female from Custer City in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
3. Elk female from CSP in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
4. Elk female from CSP in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
5. Elk male from Unit H3A in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)
6. MD male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
7. WT male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
8. MD male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
9. WT male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
10. WT female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
11. WT male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
12. Elk male from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
13. Elk female from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
14. Elk male from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
15. Elk male from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
16. WT female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
17. WT female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
18. MD female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)
19. Elk female from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
20. Elk female from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
21. Elk male from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
22. Elk female from CSP in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
23. Elk female from CSP in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)
24. Elk female from WICA in Custer County. (Sick/Surv)

In Summary:
South Dakota is reporting a total of 24 positive deer and elk (3 mule deer, 8 white-tailed deer and 13 elk) in the testing period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

To date, South Dakota has found 260 cases of CWD (168 deer and 92 elk) in free ranging deer and elk since testing began in 1997. Wind Cave National Park (WICA) accounts for 70 of these animals (60 elk, 10 deer). Nine elk and 1 deer have been found in Custer State Park. A total of 25,121 wild deer and elk have been tested for CWD since 1997.