Chronic Wasting Disease Status in Idaho
Montana, Utah and Wyoming have confirmed cases of CWD in animals close to the Idaho border. There is no cure for this fatal disease and CWD could impact Idaho’s elk, deer and moose populations.The threat of CWD is a serious concern and Fish and Game is taking all practical steps to minimize the risk.
CWD Status in Idaho: Not detected
The information detailed below connects you to Fish and Game’s CWD sampling program and other efforts aimed at preventing the spread of this disease. Feel free to start with our Frequently Asked Questions.
CWD – Monitoring & Sampling
CWD – The Rules
Know the Idaho laws aimed at preventing the spread of CWD.
Idaho Fish and Game’s 2018 CWD Strategy outlines the strategies for prevention, management and communication regarding CWD once it is found in Idaho.
CWD – Health/Medical Information
General disease information and additional resources.
As information changes or becomes available, this page will be updated.
Annual CWD surveillance has occurred in Idaho with help from hunters since 1997, with 16,000+ cervids (mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and moose) sampled from around the state.