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The book says it is unlawfull to transport any cervid carcass across the state line that originates from any captive facility or enclosure known to have a case of CWD. So does this mean I can bring a deer head home from Illinois as long as I am hunting free roaming whitetails:confused: bc some people are saying that you can't transport anything but boneless meat but, that is not the way it reads to me because it says CAPTIVE FACILITY or ENCLOSURE which to me means high fenced. any thoughts or experience with this?:head:
 

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Illinois is listed as a CWD positive state.. Boneless meat only.. Antlers and/or antlers attached to clean skull plates or cleaned skulls (no meat or tissues are attached to skull).. You can also have it mounted there and shipped here..
 

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Illinois is listed as a CWD positive state.. Boneless meat only.. Antlers and/or antlers attached to clean skull plates or cleaned skulls (no meat or tissues are attached to skull).. You can also have it mounted there and shipped here..
Correct... They list the states somewhere in the reg book. It's any state that has had any CWD case. Wild OR domestic deer.
 

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You better read the Regulations on this one!

This rule is a good case for knowing what it says in the REGULATIONS as opposed to what is said in the GUIDE Book. The statment in the Guide Book leads one to believe that it is legal to transport the entire carcass of a free-range cervid into Arkansas from a CWD area as long as it wasn't killed in an enclosure. However, if you study the following excerpt from the REGULATIONS, you will see that free-range cervids (e.g., deer) are included in the prohibition.

19.06 IMPORTATION OF CERVID CARCASSES, PARTS AND PRODUCTS.

11-05/03-08 It shall be unlawful to import, transport or possess in Arkansas any portion other than boneless meat from a cervid carcass originating from any area, as proclaimed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, that has a known case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) or considered taken from a captive facility or within an enclosure.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Antlers, antlers attached to cleaned skull plates or
cleaned skulls (where no meat or tissues are
attached to the skull).

(2) Cleaned teeth.

(3) Finished taxidermy and antler products.

(4) Hides and tanned products.

(5) Deer or elk harvested in commercial wildlife hunting
resorts in Arkansas providing that a chronic wasting
disease sample is collected in accordance with
15.32B Commercial Wildlife Hunting Resort).
 

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Thanks B2H that clears that up. That is really going to stink if I kill a Big one and have to pay a taxedermist up there $475 for a shoulder mount. I guess I could just bring home the horns and buy a cape from a taxedermist here to do the mount. But I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch:thumb:
 

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You can bring the hide home (the reg says "Hides and ...") along with deboned meat as well as the antlers attached to the skull plate provided all meat and tissue is removed from the skull plate. Basically what they're trying to avoid are bone marrow, brain and nervous system tissue.
 

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MB have you been up there and if so how did you handle it?

Or anyone for that matter if anyone has past experience with this. This will be my first time hunting deer out of state, so if anyone has done this in Illinois before I would like to hear what they did.

P.S. thanks to polywog for all of your info already:thumb::thanks:
 

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I'm thinking about a european mount to cut down on cost and trouble. But still yet I have to be lucky enough to kill one first, so this may all be for nuthin:smack:
That's a great way to go in this situation. My buddy killed a really nice mulie on our hunting WY a couple years ago. He got a euro mount done by a local taxidermist there, and it was done before we left.
If you've got room in the truck it would be no problem to take a turkey frier, propane tank, and pot. You could clean the skull off in no time.
 

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If you are hunting with an outfitter or guide, he will cape it out for you. If you are on a do-it-yourself, you can pay a local taxidrmist to cape it for you. It shouldnt cost more than $30 or $40 to cape it. You CAN bring the cape with you into AR.
 

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when I have had a deer "caped out" here in AR in the past, they have left the skull etc in tact.

I thought the big deal was no bone and no brains / spinal fluid?

So I would think the general caping would not be sufficient?

I am thinking that if I kill a wall hanger in KS this year I will get it mounted there and ship it home.

Allen
 
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