DNR to offer new deer check stations in Gogebic County

Nov 10, 2017

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI--   The Michigan DNR is setting up new deer check stations along the Michigan-Wisconsin border this firearm season.

Officials say the stations in Watersmeet and Wakefield are part of a stepped-up effort to monitor Chronic Wasting Disease. The Wakefield station is at 1405 East US-2, while the Watersmeet station will be in a temporary spot at the Ottawa National Forest Visitors Center.

CWD has been found in the Lower Peninsula and in Wisconsin, about 30 miles from the Michigan border. Testing has not found the disease in any Upper Peninsula deer so far.

DNR officials are urging hunters to have their deer voluntarily tested by bringing them to one of 11 deer check stations in the UP.

For a complete list and map, go to www.mi.gov/deercheck.