Elk NetworkCarcass Dumping is Illegal, Unsightly

General | November 21, 2019

Below is a news release distributed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP). No matter where you live, it is a good reminder about the importance of proper carcass disposal.

FWP received a report this week of a mule deer doe being harvested and then dumped and left to waste in a ditch in the Sidney area.

If you have any information on this incident, call Warden Ryan Kasson at 853-7272 or call 1-800-TIP-MONT.

FWP reminds hunters not to dump carcasses or parts near roadways and other areas where they do not have permission. It is unsightly and illegal, and if the animal has CWD, the carcass can transmit the disease for at least two years.

Hunters are strongly encouraged to dispose of hides, bones and trimmings at approved landfills in the area they hunt or to leave the spinal column at the kill site (with landowner permission if on private land.) If they bring the whole head to a check station or FWP regional office for sampling, FWP will dispose of the head.

(Photo source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)