Hunters Reminded of CWD Rules
September 10, 2020
Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Pennsylvania long has prohibited the importation of high-risk cervid parts from areas where CWD has been detected. This prohibition reduces the possibility of CWD, which always is fatal to the cervids it infects, spreading to new areas within Pennsylvania.
There now are 25 states and four Canadian provinces from which high-risk cervid parts cannot be imported into Pennsylvania.