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Wyoming Game and Fish CWD Regulations
Wyoming Regulations Pertinent to Hunters
and Chronic Wasting Disease

Chapter 2. Section 15. Transportation and Disposal of Deer, Elk and Moose Taken From Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Hunt Areas Within Wyoming.

It shall be the purpose of this section to regulate the transportation and disposal of potentially CWD infected deer, elk and moose carcasses to areas outside of the hunt areas with CWD and potentially reduce the spread of the disease to other areas in and outside of Wyoming. Hunters may obtain current CWD information on the Department’s website.

(a) No deer, elk or moose taken or possessed from any hunt area shall be transported to any other hunt area within Wyoming or to any other state, province or country except as provided in this section.
(b) Deer, elk and moose carcasses harvested from any hunt area in Wyoming may be transported within Wyoming to a camp, a private residence for processing, a taxidermist, a processor, or a CWD sample collection site in Wyoming, provided the head and all portions of the spinal column remain at the site of the kill or such parts are disposed of in any approved landfill in Wyoming.
(c) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, only the following parts of any deer, elk or moose harvested from any hunt area in Wyoming may be transported to any other hunt area in Wyoming: edible portions with no part of the spinal column or head attached; cleaned hide without the head; skull plate or antlers that have been cleaned of all meat and brain tissue; teeth; or finished taxidermy mounts.
(d) Only the following parts of any deer, elk or moose harvested from any hunt areas in Wyoming may be transported to other states, provinces or countries: edible portions with no part of the spinal column or head attached; cleaned hide without the head; skull plate or antlers that have been cleaned of all meat and brain tissue; teeth; or finished taxidermy mounts. Whole deer, elk and moose carcasses harvested from any area shall not be transported out of Wyoming.
(e) Nothing in this section shall allow for the removal of evidence of sex or species required by Section 6 of this regulation.
(f) Nothing in this section shall apply to the transportation or disposal of deer, elk and moose carcasses by any governmental agency or educational institution

Section 16. Importation or Transportation of Deer, Elk or Moose Taken From Identified CWD Areas Outside of Wyoming.

(a) No deer, elk or moose taken from within any other state, province or country within areas designated by the appropriate jurisdictional agency as positive for CWD in either deer, elk or moose shall be imported into Wyoming except harvested deer, elk or moose carcasses may be imported or transported into Wyoming to a private residence for processing, to a taxidermist, to a processor or to a CWD sample collection site in Wyoming provided the head and all portions of the spinal column are disposed of in an approved landfill.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (a) of this Section, only the following parts of any deer, elk or moose harvested may be imported: edible portions with no part of the spinal column or head attached; cleaned hide without the head; skull plate or antlers cleaned of all meat and brain tissue; teeth; or finished taxidermy mounts that have been cleaned of all meat and brain tissue.

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