New restrictions for hunters follow wasting disease outbreak


Last updated 11/30/2021 at 10:56am

SPOKANE – State game worried about chronic wasting disease in deer, elk, moose and caribou have implemented restrictions on hunters bringing meet into the state.

Washington residents hunting in Idaho and Manitoba may only bring meat into the state that has been “de-boned,” hides without heads attached, finished taxidermy mounts.

Hunters may also bring in skulls and antlers as long as all soft-tissue has been removed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said.

The restrictions are due to an outbreak of chronic wasting disease in Idaho and Manitoba, agency officials said, noting tw...

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