The Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public’s cooperation with hunters playing an important role in the surveillance of Chronic Wasting Disease. During the first few days of the rifle hunt, DWR officers will be collecting samples at check stations across the state, including several in northeastern Utah. Successful hunters are encouraged to stop at a check station where staff will take lymph nodes from the deer and ask a few questions including where the deer was harvested. The entire process takes just a few minutes but it helps monitor the disease and allows for further study of Chronic Wasting Disease impacts on the state deer population. Testing results are made available to the hunters to view online several weeks after the sampling. There is no charge for stopping and submitting a sample or to view the testing results online. Three check stations will be located in northeastern Utah October 19th through the 21st: in the Strawberry Valley at the junction of Highway 40 and Co-op Creek Road, just north of Vernal on Highway 191 at the Steinaker Reservoir rest stop, and west of Manila on SR-43 between mile marker 4 and 3. Hunters can also stop at the DWR Vernal Office during business hours Monday through Friday. Visit wildlife.utah.gov for further details.