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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 03-09-2022, 02:01 PM
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Default Head Test results

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Head was dropped off Nov 2nd...no test results back yet.
Curious how long others have waited.
Yup still waiting. Submitted around Nov 9th and still waiting.

I appreciate they get inundated with submissions but since they're requesting it, they should be able to cope with demand in a timely basis
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Old 03-14-2022, 12:56 AM
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Yup still waiting. Submitted around Nov 9th and still waiting.

I appreciate they get inundated with submissions but since they're requesting it, they should be able to cope with demand in a timely basis
I agree. Don't make mandatory if not able to provide timely results.
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Old 03-09-2022, 03:10 PM
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Default CWD testing wait time?

I killed 2 MD bucks in Wainwright this year and my hunting partner did the same, samples were pulled by the biologists at the same time. He got his results back a couple weeks ago and I havenít seen mine yet. Thought that was odd but I donít know how the system works.


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Old 03-10-2022, 11:45 AM
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Don't give up hope. Just got my results this morning (negative!) after submitting 3rd week of November at Cabela's south Edmonton
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Old 03-10-2022, 12:09 PM
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Calgary cabelas dropped off Dec 3. Back today
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Old 03-10-2022, 12:19 PM
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Dad and I both received results yesterday. Was dropped off late nov but says not received until dec 17 so must have sat for a bit. 1 positive and 1 negative. Both whitetail bucks.
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Old 03-10-2022, 01:56 PM
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Dropped off at the Edmonton North Cabelas on Nov 28th, still no results. They emailed me on Feb 4th asking to confirm it was a buck; I guess the tag was damaged.

Glad to hear results are still trickling in, and that they do have my sample and my contact info.
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Old 11-24-2022, 11:32 AM
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Totally agree. Was super surprised (pleasantly) to receive back CWD testing results within 2 weeks this year! Great turnaround time by all those involved in the process!


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Old 11-26-2022, 01:41 AM
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I dropped a head off October 30th. Negative results came back November 15th. The email I got seemed to suggest that they picked it up on November 4th. Two more heads submitted November 15th, still waiting on those.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:41 AM
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I submitted a mule deer buck head this season, and received results within 2 weeks. Unfortunately, it was positive.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:07 PM
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I submitted a Muley doe head Nov 2, negative result emailed 2 weeks later.

Only issue, I shot the deer with my bow on Sept 2. No freezers set out yet.

Maybe a few early season freezers would be nice.
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Old 12-13-2022, 08:11 PM
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Dropped off two heads November 15th. Negative results for both yesterday December 12th. Looks like the heads sat in the freezer for 9 days before they picked them up. The emails say 'head submitted on or about November 24th.' One more head submitted yesterday. No doubt I'll be waiting till February or March.

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Old 12-14-2022, 09:38 AM
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Submitted sample tissue on Nov. 20th in Calgary. No response yet. Its my first time submitting tissue instead of a head so really hoping I did it right.
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Old 12-14-2022, 12:44 PM
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I dropped off my at the Medicine Hat drop off location on November 18. Received my results on Monday December 12. Whitetail Buck.....
Negative!!
Pretty good turn around in my opinion. No complaints at all.
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Old 12-23-2022, 11:20 AM
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Dropped off on Nov 20 in Calgary and still waiting. No deer meat for Christmas.
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Old 12-23-2022, 05:21 PM
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Default Dropped off Nov 6th...

Results Dec 19th.
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Old 01-06-2023, 08:14 AM
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Received negative result on Jan 5th.

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Dropped off on Nov 20 in Calgary and still waiting. No deer meat for Christmas.
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Old 01-09-2023, 09:22 AM
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Submitted sample tissue on Nov. 20th in Calgary. No response yet. Its my first time submitting tissue instead of a head so really hoping I did it right.
Results came back negative on Jan. 5th.
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Old 01-19-2023, 07:13 AM
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Dropped off calgary cabelas Nov 22. Have not heard anything yet.
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:03 AM
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Still waiting on mine as well
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Old 01-31-2023, 05:58 AM
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I called the fish and wildlife office in Edmonton. They were able to look it up with just my name and birthday. They confirmed that they have my samples but they havenít been tested yet


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Old 01-31-2023, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll let my nephew know.
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Old 02-01-2023, 02:58 PM
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This year dropped 3 off Nov. 4/22 and got results Nov 15th for all 3!!! the previous year - Dropped off Nov. 26th didn't get results until mid Feb!! Crazy .... get 'em in early!!!!
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Old 02-02-2023, 11:09 AM
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Received today, both MDB and WTB tested positive for CWD, submitted near the end of Nov, both shot in WMU 203.
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