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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Proper Disposal of Deer Carcasses

A couple of weekends ago I went out to the Sand Dunes State Forest scouting for turkeys, and I ran across quite a few disturbing piles of deer carcasses. Not only is this illegal, but it’s not very ethical. I guess if you own the land it’s not as big of a deal, but it still poses the threat of spreading diseases like CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease). Again this is public land please respect it and others.

Out of the five places I stopped I got out of my car at three of them, and out of those three spots two of spots had these disturbing sites.

Taken not more then 10ft from the parking lot

I am just disgusted someone would not take the responsibility to properly dispose of their deer carcasses. I know it’s not very hard to find a land fill that will accept carcasses, because most landfills will take them. If you are having trouble finding a spot please contact your local DNR officer, and I am sure they can point you in the right direction.


Ben G.

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Anonymous said...

This is such a good point. It is lazy and irresponsible not to dispose of the carcass properly.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Bem. it is hard to understand the thinking sometimes of the common person in the outdoors. Or maybe I should have said the un-common rejects that do this sort of thing.

Deer Passion said...

This is a hard thing to see. There is a large poaching problem where I live and at almost every country road corner, creek, and washout there are scenes exactly like this. Not only does it break my heart, I find it morally wrong and completely disrespectful.

hodgeman said...

Up here disposal of carcasses near trails or roads carries a stiff penalty including loss of license. I tend to dispose of carcasses in the wild (after all I don't think of them as garbage for the dump...that's kinda distasteful to me) but I do make some effort to at least move them well away from places frequented by others.

Heli gunner Tom said...

What a terrible waste of good food when things are tight! I hunted deer in upper WI for many years and my family loved the meat!

Tom S
Disabled Vietnam Vet: 68-70
Jesus is Lord.

Edward Bisbee said...

My Comment is for Tom S, Thank you for your time in the Nam.... I was US army 82 Airborne 60-70 :) once again thanks man.....

on the deer now did you just leave the dead deer there?

Anonymous said...

Well my son just found a dead deer carcass, didn't know what to do with it so he called the DNR, and they told him basically it was his problem, they didn't want it. So a lot of help! Not everyone knows exactly what you're supposed to do with a carcass, and if the DNR won't help, how would one know??

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