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FORNEY, Texas (Kaufman County) — As deer season approaches, Kaufman County hunters need to be aware of a new requirement.

Because of the neurological disease in deer found in this region of Texas called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, red deer, or other CWD susceptible species within the Trans-Pecos, Panhandle, and South-Central Texas CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) check station within 48 hours of harvest. There will be two check stations for Hunt/Kaufman/Rockwall/Van Zandt Counties. Dates, times, and locations are listed below.

  • A staffed check station is located in Quinlan at 3381 SH 276 West, in the parking lot behind Exxon Gas and More St.
  • A 24-hour self-serve drop box is located in Terrell at 1738 N. Frances St. at Gorman’s Meat Market.

Hours for the staffed location in Quinlan are:

  • October 2 – November 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • November 6- 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays
  • November 29 – January 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • January 17 – February 28 – call to arrange for deer to be sampled
  • Closed on November 25, December 24 (12 p.m.), December 25 (12 p.m.) and January 1

The 24-hour, self-serve drop box in Terrell is available October 2 – February 28, 2022.

NOTE: If bringing a quartered animal and the associated head to a check station, be sure to remove the head from the carcass 2 to 3 vertebrae below the head to ensure that the appropriate tissues for CWD testing are not damaged. For more information, please go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website HERE: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/diseases/cwd/.

Please contact Roger Wolfe, Kaufman County’s local TPWD District Leader at 903-566-1626, Ext. 207, or email him at roger.wolfe@tpwd.texas.gov with any questions you may have.

Kaufman County Deer Hunters Required to Test Harvested Game

 

As deer season approaches, Kaufman County hunters need to be aware of a new requirement. Because of the neurological disease in deer found in this region of Texas called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), hunters who harvest mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, red deer, or other CWD susceptible species within the Trans-Pecos, Panhandle, and South-Central Texas CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones are REQUIRED to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) check station within 48 hours of harvest. There will be two check stations for Hunt/Kaufman/Rockwall/Van Zandt Counties. Dates, times, and locations are listed below.

  • A staffed check station is located in Quinlan at 3381 SH 276 West, in the parking lot behind Exxon Gas and More St.

  • A 24-hour self-serve drop box is located in Terrell at 1738 N. Frances St. at Gorman’s Meat Market.

Hours for the staffed location in Quinlan are:

  • October 2 – November 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • November 6- 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays

  • November 29 – January 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

  • January 17 – February 28 – call to arrange for deer to be sampled

  • Closed on November 25, December 24 (12 p.m.), December 25 (12 p.m.) and January 1

The 24-hour, self-serve drop box in Terrell is available October 2 – February 28, 2022.

 

NOTE: If bringing a quartered animal and the associated head to a check station, be sure to remove the head from the carcass 2 to 3 vertebrae below the head to ensure that the appropriate tissues for CWD testing are not damaged. For more information, please go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website HERE: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/diseases/cwd/.

Please contact Roger Wolfe, Kaufman County’s local TPWD District Leader at 903-566-1626, Ext. 207, or email him at roger.wolfe@tpwd.texas.gov with any questions you may have.