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AZGFD schedules Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) workshops in Kingman, Yuma

Posted September 9, 2022

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has scheduled two more workshops about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal wildlife disease that affects the nervous system of cervid animals.

After conducting workshops last month in Phoenix and the department’s regional offices in Mesa, Tucson, Pinetop and Flagstaff, AZGFD has added workshops for later this month in Kingman and Yuma. 

The workshops will feature a short lecture (20 to 30 minutes), followed by an outdoor demonstration (20 to 30 minutes) on how to collect and submit the required lymph node tissue sampling for testing. There also will be opportunities to speak with wildlife health personnel, including technicians, as well as wildlife managers. 

Hunters can register by sending an email to:

The workshops (at department regional offices):

AZGFD has been testing for the presence of the disease in Arizona since 1998 and has tested more than 30,000 samples. While CWD has been found in the neighboring states of Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, the disease has not been detected in Arizona. CWD has not been documented to cause disease in people.