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Deer Carcass Movement Ban Lifted

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10/03/2018- One of the emergency rules adopted in August by the Wisconsin DNR Board to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin has been scrapped. The Legislature’s rules committee voted Monday to the suspend the ban on moving deer carcasses out of CWD affected counties. Some lawmakers expressed concerns that the rule would result in hunters simply leaving carcasses behind in the woods or a decline in participation in hunting statewide. The committee also considered blocking a second emergency rule which requires deer farm owners to upgrade their fencing within a year, but that motion ultimately failed. Marinette County is one of 55 counties in the state considered CWD-affected.

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