Region 8 CWD Sampling Incentive Program
The Okanagan Region of the BC Wildlife Federation (OKBCWF) is pleased to announce an incentive program with cool prizes for hunters to submit cervid heads for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing. With the threat of CWD on our doorstep, we need at least 300 samples per year from Region 8 to have confidence that our region is CWD-free.
Thanks to the generous support of our OKBCWF member clubs and Westside Stores, we’re offering a free entry into a random draw for every 2023 Region 8 hunter-harvested cervid (white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and moose) head that is submitted to an Okanagan drop off location for CWD testing.
The Okanagan’s Regional CWD Coordinator will supply us with all the ear tag serial numbers from CWD samples submitted, from which three lucky winners will be randomly drawn. This will ensure your anonymity, as only contact information will be supplied to OKBCWF for the winners of our draw to be held in January of 2024.
Eligible head samples will be collected from Okanagan drop off locations, which can be found at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-conservation/wildlife-health/chronic-wasting-disease/cwd-surveillance-and-testing#dropoff
First prize – Zeiss Terra ED 10x42 binoculars, retail value $750
Second prize - $250 gift certificate to Westside Stores
Third prize - $175 gift certificate to Westside Stores
Please visit www.westsidestores.ca for store location and to support our generous partner!
Fine print: Winners must answer a skill testing question (don’t worry, it’ll be easy!) and accept the prizes as awarded. There is no fee to enter the draw. Your head sample must be harvested from Region 8 during a lawful 2023 hunting season.
Questions? Contact us at OKBCWFCWD@gmail.com