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Old 12-06-2021, 04:12 PM
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Default CWD testing wait time?

Head was dropped off Nov 2nd...no test results back yet.
Curious how long others have waited.
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Old 12-06-2021, 04:26 PM
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Mine was submitted on Nov 8 and I got my negative results emailed to me Nov 22. I only submitted the necessary tissues so maybe that sped things up.
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Old 12-06-2021, 05:26 PM
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Government website says samples submitted in latter half of November or later likely wonít see results until January or February. Theyíre processing about 2500/week of the season.
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Old 12-06-2021, 09:08 PM
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I really think it makes a difference where you drop them off! Dropped two off at Cabela's north Edmonton in early November this year. Results were back within two weeks.
When they are dropped off in more rural areas I don't think they are collected nearly as regularly.
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Old 12-06-2021, 09:38 PM
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Dropped off two heads last year and have yet to hear back.
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Old 12-07-2021, 08:07 AM
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Dropped my mule deer head off at the taxidermist on Nov 5 so he would have dropped it off within a couple days of that and I received my negative results back yesterday.

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Old 12-07-2021, 10:36 AM
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With all of the sup tags this year suspect any heads submitted late Nov could very well push well into the new year.
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Old 12-08-2021, 04:43 PM
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I sent in my hunting parties 3 mule dear buck heads on Nov 14th just got 3 positive results back today. Hard pill to swallow, no deer meat this year. 😢
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Old 12-08-2021, 04:56 PM
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I sent in my hunting parties 3 mule dear buck heads on Nov 14th just got 3 positive results back today. Hard pill to swallow, no deer meat this year. 😢
I'll say.
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Old 12-08-2021, 05:13 PM
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I submitted on Nov 4. Happened to get lucky as they were doing a pick up when I was there. It was 10 or 12 days later. I have had as late as end of February.
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Old 12-08-2021, 05:33 PM
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Submitted a Mulie head on the 5th of November and got the results back yesterday. The result was negative, I have never received a positive result back yet!

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I sent in my hunting parties 3 mule dear buck heads on Nov 14th just got 3 positive results back today. Hard pill to swallow, no deer meat this year. 😢
That sucks, sorry to hear that!
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:13 PM
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Last year it was 11 days

This year it was 9

Dropped them off at South side Cabelas in Edmonton
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:27 PM
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Last year it was 11 days

This year it was 9

Dropped them off at South side Cabelas in Edmonton
Dropped off in Red Deer last year - got results in Feb. Tried Camrose this year - no results yet. Maybe next year it will be worth driving to Edmonton.
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Old 12-09-2021, 10:02 AM
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Dropped mine at Cabelas in Calgary Nov 22, got negative result today so just a little over 2 weeks.
Faster than I was expecting by the volume of heads in that freezer.
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Old 12-09-2021, 10:03 AM
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Dropped 3 off at the same location on November 11. So far have 1 result back.
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Old 12-09-2021, 08:38 PM
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Mine was a cow moose head.....no idea if that makes a difference or not.
In years past it didnt.
Dropped off in the Hat....there were only 4 other heads in there at the time so when they collect who knows.
Have been very few positive moose over the years so.....
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Old 12-09-2021, 09:57 PM
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Buddy's daughter got her first in Wainwright area and dropped the head off November 7. Just got the results back today (negative thankfully)
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Old 12-10-2021, 06:56 AM
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Guys at deer camp dropped their heads off at Cabelas Southwest Edmonton on November 11th and had results within two weeks. Said the dropoff station was about half full. The Calgary Cabelas was full two days later - perhaps southern Alberta is processing more skulls right now?
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Old 12-10-2021, 11:11 AM
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I got results back in October after 2 weeks from an archery whitetail. Still waiting on results for the deer harvested in november. My usual wait times have always taken 2 months minimum and there was one in the past I never got results back for.
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Old 12-14-2021, 01:38 PM
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Just curious if anyone submitted a head or tissues in a non mandatory WMU and have got results back yet?
I submitted a mule deer doe that i shot in WMU238 about a month ago.
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Old 12-14-2021, 01:45 PM
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I sent in my hunting parties 3 mule dear buck heads on Nov 14th just got 3 positive results back today. Hard pill to swallow, no deer meat this year. 😢
Wow thatís some terrible luck, my group had a bad year a couple years ago with 3 positive cases, my mule buck and 2 mule does. What zone was that in if you donít mind me asking? Just kinda curious because I know the positivity rate is getting pretty bad out where I hunt (202) and saw a lack of mature bucks this year so Iím wondering if cwd is taking its toll.
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Old 12-15-2021, 10:15 AM
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Just curious if anyone submitted a head or tissues in a non mandatory WMU and have got results back yet?
I submitted a mule deer doe that i shot in WMU238 about a month ago.
The moose head i submitted was from 162....not a mandatory zone.
Still no results
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Old 12-15-2021, 12:02 PM
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I sent my mule deer head in oct 25, I have yet to get my results. Very similar to last year. Last year when an individual contacted Margo she reported that the results were sent to me and to look in my junk mail. I looked everywhere and the results were never sent to me. I have checked my junk mail many of times since Oct and still to no avail. I made sure my email was correct on relm. If they are going to make it mandatory to submit these heads then they need to do a better job of getting the hunters results. It should be there responsibly to ensure the Hunter receives the results just like they expect the hunter to legally submit the heads.
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Old 12-15-2021, 03:40 PM
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is there a number to call or web page you can go to and check to see your results?
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Old 12-16-2021, 01:53 PM
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Last year submitted on Nov. 7th and received negative results two weeks later.
This year submitted Nov. 20th - no results yet.
Both submitted in Calgary.
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Old 12-16-2021, 08:05 PM
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Just got my negative test -about 5 weeks
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Old 12-17-2021, 09:04 AM
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Got result back today.
Negative.
Talking to someone involved with head pickup here in the Hat and the heads from here go to Lethbridge....then onto Edmonton.
Sorta explains longer wait.
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Old 12-17-2021, 02:38 PM
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Just got mine back today so about 4 weeks wait time. And its POSTIVE, first one in the trash for me.
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Old 01-05-2022, 12:33 PM
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Submitted my whitetail tissues in Edmonton cabelas on November 6th and havenít heard anything back yet. Anyone else experiencing this? I know they said the later in Nov you submitted the longer it would take but this seems a bit long for early November submittal.
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Old 01-05-2022, 01:14 PM
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Second hunt at Suffield so first week of Nov, nothing yet...
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