Mississippi bill aims to put restrictions on deer hunters amid CWD scare

A Bill in the Mississippi House aims to put restrictions on deer hunters due to the rise of CWD in the state of Mississippi.

House Bill 768, authored by Republican Rep. Becky Currie of Brookhaven, would enact the following rules as pertains to CWD and the disposal of harvested deer:

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE; TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF DEER WITH THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTAL FEED, NATURAL DEER URINE, OR MINERAL LICKS; TO PROHIBIT THE DUMPING OF DEER CARCASSES ON THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE STATE, OR WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF SUCH ROADS AND HIGHWAYS, OR ON ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Specifically, hunters would be required to bury unused portions of harvested deer 8 ft. deep or in a lined landfill or in containers at deer processing businesses.

The ban on natural deer uring is already going in place starting July 1st. You can read the entire House Bill here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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