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Local landfill accepting deer species carcasses for free

September 19, 2019
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Free carcass disposal as part of a one year pilot project

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UPDATE: Click here to see a statewide map of landfills accepting carcasses.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District reminds hunters that they are offering free disposal of deer species carcasses (mule deer, white-tail deer, elk, and moose only). Solid Waste teamed up with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in last year to begin a project aimed at helping prevent the spread of diseases in animals.

The program applies to those deer species that are found dead on private property, are killed on the roadways, test positive for diseases, or are harvested by hunters.
“Last year, the project was very successful and we saw many people utilizing this service. This partnership with Solid Waste is so beneficial and serves a a great example of how we can all work together to help prevent the spread of disease.” said Lander Regioanl WIldlife Supervisor Jason Hunter.
Carcasses s can be delivered to the following sites during normal business hours: Lander and Sand Draw landfills and the Riverton and Dubois transfer stations. Visit the Fremont County Solid Waste website for the hours and location details. 
Call your local game warden or regional office for approval prior to disposal of any whole carcass such as deer found dead from natural causes, or deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease. Also as a reminder, antlers from a found animal cannot be kept without approval from Game and Fish.

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