CWD Management Zone Harvest Disposal Best Management Practices for Hunters
When Deer Harvest is Processed by the Hunter:
Deer carcasses and other unused parts must remain in the management zone where the deer was harvested (HRZ must stay in HRZ, Buffer Zone must stay within CMZ), buried at least two feet deep or deep enough to prevent scavengers from digging up remains.
Burial reduces but does not eliminate the risk of spreading CWD.
If burial is not possible, deer remains may be left on the ground where the animal was harvested. While this will not prevent other deer or scavengers from coming into contact with potentially infected parts, at least those parts will remain in the general area where the deer was taken.
Hunter Takes Harvest to be Processed:
Hunters can take deer harvested in the HRZ to processors and/or taxidermists ONLY within the HRZ.
Hunters can take deer harvested in the Buffer Zone to processors and/or taxidermists located anywhere within the CMZ.
IMPORTANT: If hunters do not use a processor or taxidermists for services, hunters are responsible for disposal of deer carcasses and other unused parts according to ADCNR’s Harvest Disposal Best Management Practices. Processors and taxidermists are not carcass disposal locations.