Interesting that they reimberse processing costs if the animal tests positive https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/ResearchCWD-Submission.aspx What happens if my animal tests positive? Hunters whose animals test positive will be contacted. A CPW representative will try to reach you by email, mail, and phone to deliver the news regarding your CWD positive test result. This representative will also assist you with the reimbursement process. In order to be eligible for a processing refund, hunters will be required to submit the following: A copy of your hunting license, showing your CID number CWD head tag, given to you a er your CWD submission Proof of payment: Credit card receipt Front & back of canceled check Receipt showing cash payment Itemized Invoice (If processor has one) A handwritten note with the tools you used (If self-processed) Disease in humans resulting from CWD exposure has not been reported to date. However, there may be a small risk from eating meat from infected animals. Consequently, public health officials recommend that people avoid exposure to CWD-infected animals.