Chronic Wasting Disease Status in Idaho

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been detected in Idaho, but it does occur in states boarding Idaho. The threat of CWD is a serious concern and Fish and Game is taking all practical steps to minimize the risk of it being spread to the state.

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.

CWD – Monitoring & Sampling

Learn about sampling programs and how you can help.

Monitoring for CWD Units Being Sampled

CWD – The Laws

Know the Idaho rules aimed at preventing the spread of CWD.

CWD – The Laws

CWD Planning

Idaho Fish and Game’s 2018 CWD Strategy outlines the strategies for prevention, management and communication regarding CWD once it is found in Idaho.

View Plan

CWD – Health/Medical Information

General disease information and additional resources.

Health Resources

As information changes or becomes available, this page will be updated.


Annual CWD surveillance has occurred in Idaho at hunter check stations since 1997, with 16,000+ cervids (mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and moose) sampled from around the state.


CWD Explained in Videos