New rules for bringing hunter-harvested deer and elk into Arizona July 9, 2013

Arizona Deer Disease News and Information Archive



     As part of the efforts to prevent the introduction of chronic wasting disease (CWD) into the state  the Arizona Game and Fish Department has implemented new rules for hunters and other members of the public who wish to bring cervids (deer, elk and moose) harvested from another state into Arizona.  The new rules, which are part of the department’s amended Article 3 rules that took effect July 1, specify that an individual who lawfully takes a cervid in another state or country may possess, transport, or import into Arizona ONLY the following portions of the animal:  Boneless portions of meat, or meat that has been cut and packaged; Clean hides and capes with no skull or soft tissue attached, except as required for proof of legality; Clean skulls with antlers, clean skull plates, or antlers with no meat or soft tissue attached;  Upper canine teeth with no meat or tissue attached; and Finished taxidermy mounts or products...



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