HUNTING IN WYOMING

Animal Carcass Disposal Locations

Below is a map of Wyoming landfill and transfer station facilities that may accept waste from processed game animals and whole carcasses. Please click on the facility to see the facility name and location, contact number, operating times and any conditions that they may have for carcass handling. Contact your local solid waste provider or municipality to check policies on waste acceptance prior to disposal.

Transporting and Disposal of deer, elk or moose
CWD can be transmitted from carcasses of animals that have died of CWD. To minimize this possibility the Department requires that deer, elk and moose hunters transport only the following items from areas where CWD is known to exist:

• cut and wrapped meat
• boned meat
• animal quarters or other pieces with no portion of the spinal column or head attached
• cleaned hides without the heads
• cleaned (no meat or brain tissue attached) skull plates with antlers attached
• antlers with no meat or brain tissue attached

The head, spine and other nervous tissue shall be left at the site of the kill or bagged and disposed of in an approved landfill.

See Wyoming Game & Fish Department General Hunting Regulations, Sections 15 & 16 for complete regulations regarding transportation, disposal, and importation of animals from known CWD areas.

NOTE: Nothing in these requirements allows hunters to remove evidence of sex, species or horn or antler development as required in the regulations. For further information refer to the Important Hunting Information Section in the current year's deer or elk regulations.

Nonresident hunters should check with their state wildlife agency concerning local recommendations or regulations prohibiting importation of certain portions of carcasses into that state.

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