Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Guidelines

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Containment Area –Fauquier County in its entirety is located within VDWR’s Disease Management Area (DMA) 2.  Training Areas 9B, 13, 14A, 14B, 14C are within Fauquier County. Any deer harvested in these areas MUST follow VDWR’s requirements on transporting deer.  VDWR has authorized base hunters to transport deer to the Quantico Game Check Station for data collection purposes.  Fauquier County deer must be immediately taken to a processor within DMA 1 or DMA 2 or processed (quartered) at the Game Check Station. We have a refrigerator unit available to hang deer for up to 72 hours for you to come process your deer. The spinal column and head MUST be left at the GCS so NREA Staff can properly dispose of them. In a joint effort with the state, we have and will continue to take samples to test for CWD. Through testing, CWD has not been confirmed present on the base. Please see our Guidelines for Hunting within DMA2 document for more information.