Exotic CWD-Susceptible Species

  • Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) CWD rules apply statewide to harvested exotic CWD susceptible species such as elk, red deer, sika, moose, and reindeer.
  • Each calendar year, the owner of any property in Texas is required to have all eligible mortalities of exotic CWD-susceptible species, including HUNTER-HARVESTED animals, CWD tested until valid test results are obtained for 3 animals. If the property is located outside of a CWD Zone, the property owner is responsible for sample submission and costs for the first 3 CWD tests and must report those results to TAHC within 30 days of receiving test results.

For more information, visit the CWD information page.