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Restrictions on hunters follow disease outbreak


November 24, 2021

SPOKANE — State game officials are worried about chronic wasting disease in deer, elk, moose and caribou implemented restrictions on hunters bringing meet into the state.

Washington residents hunting in Idaho and Manitoba may only bring meat into the state that has been “de-boned,” hides without heads attached, and finished taxidermy mounts.

Hunters may bring in skulls and antlers as long as all soft-tissue has been removed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said.

The restrictions are due to an outbreak of chronic wasting disease in Idaho and Manitoba, agency officials...

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