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Chronic Wasting Disease

Deer Carcass Transportation Ban

It is unlawful to:

  • Import, transport, or possess any portion of a cervid carcass originating from any state, territory, or foreign country into Mississippi.
  • Transport any portion of a cervid carcass outside of an MDWFP-defined CWD Management Zone.
  • Transport any portion of a cervid carcass outside of an MDWFP-defined CWD Management Zone from Arkansas or Louisiana lands east of the Mississippi River that lie within that zone.

This rule does not apply to: 

  • Meat from cervids that has been completely deboned.
  • Antlers, antlers attached to cleaned skull plates or cleaned skulls where no tissue is attached to the skull.
  • Cleaned teeth.
  • Finished taxidermy and antler products.
  • Hides and tanned products.
  • Any portions of white-tailed deer originating from land outside of an MDWFP-defined CWD Management Zone between the Mississippi River levees in Arkansas and Louisiana.

View the final rule

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