Voluntary CWD Sampling


Voluntary Sampling September 15 to January 15

Hunters who harvest deer anywhere in Missouri throughout the entire deer hunting season — Sept. 15 through Jan. 15 — can get free CWD testing at select sites around the state. Get free test results online

On November 12th & 13th, all deer harvested within select CWD Management Zone counties must be taken to a MDC Mandatory Sampling Station.

Hunters who harvest deer in a CWD Management Zone county must follow carcass movement regulations.


CWD Voluntary Sampling Locations

Hunters can take their deer, or the head from their deer, to the sampling locations shown on the map. The map below shows available locations for the 2022–2023 deer season. Click on an icon for location details.

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Select MDC Offices

MDC offices listed as voluntary sampling locations typically can accommodate sampling during normal business hours. However, hunters are encouraged to call beforehand to ensure staff are available when they arrive or to make an appointment.

County Location Name Address City Phone
Adair Northeast Regional Office 3500 S Baltimore St Kirksville (660) 785-2420
Boone Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center 3500 E Gans Road Columbia (573) 815-7900
Buchanan Northwest Regional Office 701 James McCarthy Dr St. Joseph (816)-271-3100
Cape Girardeau Southeast Regional Office 2302 County Park Dr Cape Girardeau (573) 290-5730
Cole Conservation Headquarters 2901 W Truman Blvd Jefferson City (573) 751-4115
Greene Southwest Regional Office 2630 N Mayfair Ave Springfield (417) 895-6880
Howell Ozark Regional Office 551 Joe Jones Blvd West Plains (417) 256-7161
Jackson Kansas City Regional Office 12405 SE Ranson Road Lees Summit (816) 622-0900
Livingston Chillicothe Office 15368 Liv 2386 Chillicothe (660) 646-6122
Marion Hannibal Office 8965 HWY 36 STE1 Hannibal (573) 248-2530
St. Charles St. Louis Regional Office 2360 Hwy D St. Charles (636) 441-4554
St. Clair El Dorado Springs Office 1109 S Main St El Dorado Springs (417) 876-5226

Non-MDC Sampling Partners

Each year, MDC partners with taxidermists and meat processors to offer hunters additional locations to have their deer sampled. Availability and hours vary, so hunters should call participating businesses before taking their deer or deer head for sampling.

County Business Name Street City Phone Number
Adair Countryside Butcher 29613 Friendship Trl Laplata (660) 342-7438
Barry Scott's Taxidermy 5270 Farm Rd 2190 Exeter (417) 835-2053
Barry Reflections Taxidermy 101 N Central Ave Monett (417) 235-8848
Barton Gary's Taxidermy 631 SW 30th Rd Lamar (417) 214-1165
Benton Rifles And Reels Taxidermy LLC 29919 State Hwy UU Warsaw (660) 223-3939
Cedar Cedar Creek Wildlife Arts 13295 South 825 Rd Stockton (417) 955-2012
Cedar Sharps Taxidermy Studio 3050 E 1974 Rd Jerico Springs (417) 955-0069
Cedar Bear Creek Meats 19827 E 1450 Stockton (417) 808-0093
Chariton Shot & Caught Taxidermy 38380 Hwy HH Salisbury (660) 414-6742
Christian Mitchells Taxidermy 12751 State Hwy 125 Chadwick (417) 634-2085
Christian Woods Fork Taxidermy 3425 Wood Fork Road Highlandville (417) 860-4630
Christian Oldfield Packing LLC 192 Andrews Rd Sparta (417) 634-3943
Clark Tuttle's Taxidermy 31795 County Rd 237 Williamstown (660) 342-6194
Clark Lazy G Taxidermy 27166 Us Hwy 61 Alexandria (660) 341- 1109
Clark Weapons 2 Wallhangers 27750 County Road 283 Kahoka (660) 341-4757
Crawford Meremac Valley Taxidermy 1211 Saranac Springs Rd Leasburg (573) 245-6579
Crawford TNT Taxidermy 169 Hobo Rd Davisville (573) 743-6751
Crawford Keen Taxidermy 2530 S Service Rd Bourbon 636-388-2605
Franklin Koch Taxidermy 2019 Hwy H Sullivan (573) 259-8503
Franklin Daves Taxidermy 1503 Gravois Rd St Clair (636) 629-9860
Franklin Pemberton Processing 2721 Hwy 100 Gray Summit (636) 399-4562
Franklin K And A Meats LLC 2231 Hwy 100 Labadie (636) 451-6880
Franklin Beaufort Meat Processing 5234 Hwy 185 Leslie (573) 484-3312
Gasconade Grellner Taxidermy LLC 1745 Bem Church Rd Owensville (573) 694-2287
Greene Ozark Forest Taxidermy 10929 N Farm Road 177 Fair Grove (417) 343-6932
Greene Matthew's Wildlife Art Taxidermy 9880 North Cedar Valley Lane Fair Grove (417) 838-3900
Hickory Hays Processing 13663 Hwy 83 Quincy (417) 399-3437
Howell Myers Ark Taxidermy LLC 114 W Leyda Ave West Plains (417) 293-7199
Howell Hughes Taxidermy LLC 1095 S Girdley St West Plains (417) 255-4944
Jefferson Bilbrey Studio Taxidermy 7878 S Engle Creek Rd Barnhart (636) 475-9391
Jefferson Belmars Taxidermy 722 Jeffco Blvd Arnold (314) 706-2090
Jefferson Larrys Life Like Taxidermy 18 Beffa St Festus (636) 937-1500
Jefferson John's Butcher Shoppe Inc. 503 N Mill St Festus (636) 931-7776
Knox Countryside Taxidermy 57688 State Hwy T Knox City (314) 704-1507
Laclede Clemens Taxidermy 26445 Rustic Dr Lebanon (417) 532-5008
Laclede Calton Machinery & Processing 12818 Pecan Dr Lebanon (417) 589-2892
Laclede Roberts Cattle Co 31210 Hwy O Lebanon (417) 531-5206
Linn Mike's Taxidermy 808 E Hauser St Marceline (660) 591-5072
Macon Buck Ridge Custom Meats LLC 36234 Kayak Avenue Excello (660) 299-0278
Macon Pettig's Taxidermy 38075 Kayak Ave Excello (660) 651-5220
Macon Yoder Processing 13736 Beechnut St. Ethel (660) 486-3221
Mercer Muddy Creek Taxidermy 23713 Bison St Mercer C: (660) 953-0191
Mercer Top Pin Taxidermy 1009 E Park St Princeton (660) 953-1023
Mercer Sunrise Meats 29399 Karma Ave Princeton (660) 748-3390
Monroe Rivers Edge Taxidermy 17319 Monroe Rd 735 Paris (660) 833-9953
Oregon Holmans Mounts 1355 Hwy P Alton (417) 270-1803
Ozark Summers Taxidermy And Wildlife Studio 3070 State Hwy 101 Bakersfield (417) 505-9144
Perry Take This Job And Stuff It Taxidermy 834 Hwy O Perryville (573) 547-1541
Perry Stonie's Sausage 1507 Edgemont Blvd Perryville (573) 547-2540
Perry Wildest Dreams Taxidermy 155 PCR 912 St. Mary (573) 768-4521
Pulaski Classy Taxidermy 26286 Rambling Ln Richland (573) 765-5166
Pulaski Stacy Anderson 25700 Hwy 7 South Richland 573-855-7373
Scotland Missouri Meat Processing LLC 26832 County Rd 161 Rutledge (660) 342-8534
St Charles Herbs Cutting Edge Taxidermy 520 Hickory Dale Dr St. Charles (636) 928-5437
St Francois Oders Taxidermy 1009 E Chestnut St Desloge (573) 747-8170
Ste Genevieve Saline Valley Taxidermy 22481 State Rte N Saint Mary (573) 880-3065
Ste Genevieve Natures Gallery Taxidermy 10601 Sunkist Ln Ste. Genevieve (573) 561-4047
Stone Pete Dickenson Taxidermy 20646 Old Hwy 160 Reeds Spring (417) 527-0695
Taney Real Trophies Taxidermy 414 S Fork Branson (417) 544-0870
Vernon Terrys Taxidermy 15680 S. 2300 Rd Nevada (417) 465-2507
Warren Tall Tails Taxidermy 17298 Whitetail Ln Marthasville (636) 433-5911

Freezer Drop-Off Locations

Self-serve freezers are available at these sites. Hunters will be responsible for packaging their deer heads and filling out an information tag. Directions, packing supplies, and tags will be available at the site. You will be asked to provide hunter name and phone number, county, township, range, and section or GPS coordinates of harvest location, and telecheck ID number for each deer. Tags lacking this information, or with illegible or smeared writing, will likely prevent you from obtaining your CWD test results.

On November 12th & 13th, all deer harvested within select CWD Management Zone counties must be taken to an MDC Mandatory Sampling Station. Drop-off freezers will be locked in these counties during this time to encourage compliance with the regulation. Freezers in Gasconade, St. Charles, Warren, and Knox counties will remain open as mandatory sampling isn’t required in those counties in 2022.

Call 573-815-7901 x3901 or email WildlifeHealth@mdc.mo.gov with questions about freezer drop sites.

County Location Name Address City
Adair MDC Northeast Regional Office 3500 S Baltimore St Kirksville
Barry MDC Cassville Office 601 State Hwy. 248 Cassville
Camden Camdenton MDC Office 783 Thunder Mountain Rd Camdenton
Camden Shelter Insurance 700 W Washington Ave Ste A Richland
Cedar Stockton State Park 19100 South Hwy 215 Dadeville
Christian MoDOT Ozark Office 1810 Selmore Rd. Ozark
Clark Duer's Oil Co Inc 115 N Johnson St Kahoka
Crawford Mary's Valley Meat Processing 20 Brown Cemetary Rd Steelville
Franklin Meramec Conservation Area 3220 S Hwy 185 Sullivan
Gasconade Old Dutch Mill Gas Station 1988 US-50 Owensville
Greene MDC South West Regional Office 2630 N Mayfair Ave Springfield
Hickory Pomme de Terre State Park 23451 Park Entrance Rd Pittsburg
Howell MDC Ozark Regional Office 551 Joe Jones Blvd West Plains
Jackson MDC Kansas City Regional Office 12405 SE Ranson Rd Lee's Summit
Jefferson Festus/Crystal City Conservation Club 2567 US 61 Hwy Festus
Knox Edina Fire Department 104 S 2nd St Edina
Laclede MDC Lebanon Office 2350 S Jefferson Ave Lebanon
Linn PB-5 Store 110 S Main St Linneus
Linn New Boston 15833 Hwy 129 New Boston
Livingston Chillicothe Office 15368 Liv 2386 Chillicothe
Macon MFA-Macon 1805 N Missouri St Macon
Macon New Cambria Fire Department 107 Jones St New Cambria
McDonald MoDOT Goodman Office 5511 Hwy 59 Goodman
Mercer Lake Paho Conservation Area 15643 Fathom St Princeton
Oregon Thayer Police Department 102 Front St Thayer
Oregon Alton Forestry Shop Old Cane Bluff Rd off Hwy 19 Alton
Ozark Caney Mountain CA Headquarters HCR 3 Box 422 Gainsville
Perry MDC Perryville Forestry Office 2206 W St. Joseph St Perryville
Polk MDC Bolivar Forestry Office 412 Killingsworth Ave Bolivar
Polk Humansville Community Building 202 W Buffalo St Humansville
Pulaski LMC Convenience Store 1302 US Rte 66 W Waynesville
Pulaski Outdoor Adventure Center Bldg 2290 FLW K Rd Fort Leonard Wood
Putnam McCormack's MFA Service 28637 US Hwy 136 Unionville
Ripley Doniphan City Fire Station 124 W. Jefferson St Doniphan
St. Charles MDC St. Louis Regional Office 2360 Hwy D St. Charles
St. Clair MDC Osceola Shop 3835 N Hwy. 13 (address approximate) Osceloa
St. Francois MDC Farmington Shop 812 Progress Dr Farmington
Ste. Genevieve Ste Genevieve Hwy 32 (Dairy Queen Parking Lot) 18575 MO-32 Ste. Genevieve
Schuyler Johns Seed & Supply Inc. 22348 US Hwy 63 Queen City
Stone MoDOT Galena Office 1880 St Hwy 248 Galena
Sullivan Shop & Talk Convenience Store 9 W Hwy 6 Green City
Taney MDC Branson Office Shop 226 Claremont Dr. Branson
Warren MDC Warrenton Office 26620 State Hwy U Warrenton
Washington Mark Twain National Forest USFS Office 10019 W State Hwy 8 Potosi

Additional Opportunities

Hunters can also have harvested deer tested for CWD by contacting the State-Federal Cooperative Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Springfield at (417) 895-6861, or the University of Missouri Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory in Columbia at (573) 882-6811. There are fees for CWD testing at these facilities.