Chronic Wasting Disease - The Rules Press Releases and Blogs
During the last several weeks, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game became aware of several separate incidents of hunters illegally transporting whole deer carcasses or deer heads into Idaho from states with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It’s important for hunters traveling to states where CWD is present to know that it is illegal to bring whole carcasses or heads back to Idaho, and presents substantial risks to Idaho's wildlife.
Idaho Fish and Game is asking hunters to help provide samples from deer so they can be tested for chronic wasting disease, particularly deer taken in hunting units bordering, or near, the states of Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
Biologists are asking hunters to help with a surveillance program looking for animals that may be infected with chronic wasting disease. This is part of a general surveillance, rotational sampling strategy that Fish and Game initiated in 2017 to monitor for CWD.