Share the Harvest: CWD Testing Requirements

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Deer harvested from CWD Management Zone counties may only be donated to Share the Harvest if they are tested for CWD. CWD Management Zone Counties for the 2019-2020 deer season include: Adair, Barry, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Hickory, Howell, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Macon, Mercer, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington counties.

Deer from CWD Management Zone counties can only be donated at meat processors participating in the Share the Harvest CWD Testing Program. Processors accepting deer for donation from CWD Management Zone counties are listed below.

Other information about Share the Harvest Donation for deer harvested in CWD Management Zone counties:

  • Deer can be sampled prior to donation, but hunters must present the CWD barcode number provided at the sampling location to the participating processor.
  • Hunters may also present their unsampled deer for donation to participating processors; the processor will collect a tissue sample or the head for testing.
  • Hunters wishing to donate their deer from CWD Management Zone counties wishing to preserve the cape of their deer for taxidermy are reminded that deer with the head removed are not eligible for donation unless a sample was collected and a sample number is provided.
  • Some processors who are taking CWD samples won’t or can’t sample the deer if the hunter doesn’t want the cape cut. The processors need either the head with the cape already removed by a taxidermist or someone else, or a sample number for a CWD sample already collected by a taxidermist.

Share the Harvest CWD Testing Program Processors

County Business Name Phone Street City State Zip
Christian Oldfield Packing (417) 634-3943 192 Andrews RD Sparta MO 65753
Crawford Mary's Valley Meats (573) 786-6328 20 Brown Cemetery Rd Steelville MO 65565
Franklin Beaufort Meat Processing (573) 484-3312 5234 Hwy 185 Leslie MO 63056
Franklin K and A Meats LLC (636) 451-6880 2231 WHY 100 Labadie MO 63055
Gasconade Heberle Packing Company LLC (573) 486-2795 2022 FRENE CREEK ROAD Herman MO 65041
Greene Cactus Ridge Custom Processing (417) 844-6470 253 S Maple Walnut Grove MO 65570
Hickory Hays Processing (417) 399-3437 13663 Hwy 83 Quincy MO 65735
Howell Barnett's Meat Processing (417) 256-3261 611 Saint Louis St. West Plains MO 65775
Jefferson John's Butcher Shoppe (636) 931-7776 503 N Mill St Festus MO 63028
Lawrence J & J Processing (417) 548-0310 2757 Lawrence County RD 2225 Pierce City MO 65723
Macon Buck Ridge Custom Meats (660) 299-0278 36234 Kayak Avenue Excello MO 65247
Madison Walker Meat Processing (573) 366-6387 2340 Madison 535 Fredricktown MO 63645
Perry Stonies Sausage (573) 547-2540 1507 Edgemont Blvd Perryville MO 63775
Perry Etzold Packing Co (573) 547-6815 1702 S Kingshighway Perryville MO 63775
Schuyler Robert Aldridge (660) 766-2582 806 Cedar St Queene City MO 63561
Scotland Missouri Meat Processing (660) 342-8534 26832 County Rd 161 Rutledge Mo 63563
St Charles Josephville Meat Processing (636) 327-5455 1363 Josephville Rd Wentzville MO 63385
Ste Genevieve Bloomsdale Meat Processing (573) 483-9555 130 Mill Hill Road Bloomsdale MO 63627
Sullivan Green City Foods (660) 216-7456 19 W 2nd Street Green City MO 63545
Texas Cabool Kountry Meats (417) 962-2112 90 Industrial Park Dr Cabool MO 65689
Warren Wright City Meats (636) 745-3331 363 E N Service Wright Cith MO 63348
Washington Brewer and Sons (636) 586-9118 10260 Jolly Rd Cadet MO 63630

Deer harvested outside of the CWD Management Zone do not need to be tested for donation to Share the Harvest, and may be taken to any Share the Harvest processor.

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There have been no known cases of CWD infecting people, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends having deer tested for CWD if harvested in an area known to have cases of the disease. The CDC also recommends not eating meat from animals that test positive for CWD.