PA Game Commission Offers Free CWD Testing for DMA-Harvested Deer

October 1, 2017

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has installed metal bins at 26 locations for the collection of harvested deer heads within DMA 2 and DMA 3 to be tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The testing is free of charge and the hunters who submitted the heads will be notified of the results within two weeks of drop-off.

This initiative benefits the hunter by identifying deer that shouldn’t be consumed and helps the Game Commission assess and monitor progress of the disease and the effectiveness of future management actions.

Learn more about the Game Commission’s disease management efforts in regards to CWD and Pennsylvania’s deer population in the full release at