From CSKT Natural Resources Department
POLSON — The CSKT Wildlife Management Program is asking all interested Tribal member hunters to participate in a statewide Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) study. Successful deer, elk and both on/off reservation moose hunters are strongly encouraged to submit their harvested animal (head with first and second vertebrae attached) to a Tribal Wildlife Biologists or to the afterhours drop off location within TWO days from the time of harvest.
The drop off location will be made available at the Tribal Permit Office, located at 408 6thAvenue East in Polson. There will be a brief submission form that each hunter is required to fill out and attach to his or her sample. Testing is FREE to hunters and hunters will be notified when results return, this process generally takes two weeks. The hunters name and contact information, along with harvest location are required for testing and will assist biologists on who to notify with results.
For more information, contact Shannon Clairmont, Wildlife Biologist for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, at (406) 883-2888.