Arizona Game and Fish Hosting CWD Workshops in Preparation for Fall Seasons

August 10, 2023 By: Torin Miller

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is hosting a series of upcoming workshops about chronic wasting disease (CWD) management and testing in the state. A total of 10 workshops will be conducted at department regional offices.

All of the workshops will include a short lecture (20 to 30 minutes), followed by an outdoor demonstration (also 20 to 30 minutes) on how to collect and submit the required lymph node tissue sampling for testing. There also will be opportunities to speak with wildlife health personnel, including technicians, as well as wildlife managers.

The workshops will be held:

  • 10 a.m. Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Aug. 23: 3500 S. Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff.
  • 7 p.m. Aug. 16: 7200 E. University Drive, Mesa.
  • 10 a.m. Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Sept. 7: 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.
  • 10 a.m. Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Sept. 13: 555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 9: 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 16: 9140 E. 28th St., Yuma.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 23: 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.

Hunters can register by sending an email to:

AZGFD has been testing for the presence of the disease in Arizona since 1998 and has tested more than 30,000 samples. While CWD has been found in the neighboring states of Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, the disease has not yet been detected in Arizona.

The National Deer Association (NDA) encourages our Arizona members and supporters to attend a workshop prior to fall hunting seasons. Learn more about CWD at

About Torin Miller:

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Senior Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a J.D. from Penn State Law. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.