Deer–Elk and Moose Hunters Need a Plan to Dispose of Processed Carcasses this Fall

Written by on September 6, 2019

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states.
Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within Wyoming.
Whole carcasses can be transported to a camp–private residence for processing–a taxidermist–a processor or CWD sample collection site in Wyoming. If transporting to a CWD sample site–all portions of the spinal column must remain at the kill site or are disposed of at an approved landfill or incinerator. A listing of landfills accepting waste from processed game is available on the game and fish site.
Additional acceptable transport includes–cut and wrapped meat–edible portions–cleaned hide without the head attached–skull–skull plate or antlers that have been cleaned of meat and brain tissue–teeth and finished taxidermy mounts.
Whole deer–elk and moose carcasses cannot be transported out of Wyoming.

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