DNR Asks Hunters - Submit Deer Heads For TB TestingSat, 13 Nov 2021 06:03:20 EST
Restrictions on cattle movement, more testing requirements, and crushing costs.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials say it’s all on the table for Michigan unless deer hunters step up to the plate when it comes to bovine tuberculosis (TB) testing.
Officials say, at stake is Michigan’s “split state” status, which allows for a vast majority of the state to be considered nearly free of TB, while a zone of four counties - Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda and Alcona - and the seven counties surrounding them to be subject to additional testing for TB in deer.
At least 2,800 deer must be submitted for testing in the four core counties. To help in the testing efforts, the Michigan DNR is offering more testing sites, including 24-hour drop boxes in counties where testing quotas are in place.
For more information, you can visit www.Michigan.gov/DeerCheck.
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