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Big game carcass dumpsters available

October 31, 2022
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State regulations regarding transport and disposal of big game carcasses in Wyoming are in place to help limit the environmental spread of chronic wasting disease. In short, once all edible portions of the animal have been removed, the remaining carcass can be left in the field at the site of harvest. If the animal is removed from the field for processing, the carcass must be disposed of in an approved landfill or incinerator. Disposing of carcasses along highways or on public land is illegal and creates a negative public perception of hunters. Please read and adhere to all regulations for in-state and out-of-state movement of carcasses.

There are three dumpsters available during November in the Sheridan Region to facilitate the proper disposal of big game carcasses. 

The Bureau of Land Management is providing a dumpster at Mosier Gulch on Highway 16 above Buffalo and at the Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area east of Buffalo. 

A third dumpster is in place at the pullout between Dayton and Ranchester on U.S. Highway 14. 

The dumpsters are emptied regularly by a professional sanitation company. 

Bowhunters of Wyoming, the Mule Deer Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management have generously contributed funding to provide these dumpsters.

Please note that in addition to using the available dumpsters, carcasses can be disposed of for free at the City of Sheridan landfill during regular business hours throughout the hunting season. 

The landfill in Buffalo accepts big game carcasses for a nominal fee, based on weight, ranging from $3 to $10. 

The Gillette landfill also charges a nominal fee based on weight, or Campbell County residents may include big game carcasses as part of their 12 fee-waived dumps per year.



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