Find out if CWD Has Been Detected Near You

Has CWD Been Identified in Your State?

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurodegenerative disease resulting in abnormal behavior, loss of body condition, and eventually death. CWD is 100% fatal and is found in most species of the deer family (cervids), including elk, moose, mule and white-tailed deer. onX Hunt partnered with QDMA to create a CWD Layer in the onX Hunt App.

Stay on Top of CWD Information

Stay up to date about CWD in your area. One of the most important things a hunter who takes a deer home can do is make sure unused carcass parts end up at a landfill and not in the environment where other deer can encounter them. Remember to always check regulations on transportation across borders as well as in-state transportation, especially if CWD is known in your area.

CWD Maps

Did you know that CWD can spread through urine, feces, saliva, blood, and deer parts via live deer? Because of this, hunters should avoid moving high-risk parts of dead animals from a known disease area. These parts include the brain, spine, eyes, spleen, tonsils, and lymph nodes. Use onX to find out more about CWD in your favorite hunting areas.


What is Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)?

CWD is a disease found in most species of deer (mule and white-tailed deer, elk, and moose). It is 100% fatal, and no vaccine or cure has yet been discovered.

Where does the data for the CWD map come from? 

Our county-level CWD data comes straight from the experts at the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).

How do I know where CWD is present while using the Chronic Wasting Disease Layer?

 Counties where CWD has been detected in deer will be shaded in red when the CWD Layer is turned on.

Where can I learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease in deer?

Our partners at QDMA provide extensive information on CWD. There is a lot we don’t know yet, but there are many facts that deer hunters should keep in mind.

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