What do you do with the carcass after the hunt?

RichP

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Here in Pa the game commission says to throw it out in the trash. I own a little bit of land and always dispose of the carcass after butchering in the wood. EVERYTHING is devoured by the local critters. I don't see the sense in adding to the landfill more items that could be benefiting the environment.
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Clarence

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There is talk that the best place for a cwd positive carcass is in a sealed landfill. This is becoming relevant in Pa unfortunately.

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Downeaster

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Back from whence it came. Seems a tragedy to put remains of a wild creature in a landfill. CWD being the exception.
 

mmcodnough

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I plan on doing the same. I hunt private land in a unit that borders a CWD zone in Minnesota. They've put in attractant bans but no restrictions on carcass movement yet. They've only confirmed one actual case last year in the CWD zone in question and no new cases this year so I'm not all that worried. Gonna dump it in the woods and let the yotes pick it clean.
 

Wmmichael20

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I've done everything from bury it to burn it in a brush pile to just Chuck it in my back 40 to feed the critters.
 

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If there is any chance of CWD - always in a landfill. But, realistically, I butcher all my deer at home, so everything goes in a contractor bag or two and in the trash can anyways.
 

xOttox

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Depends when around home into trash bags and out with our trash service. If out west I process there and leave the bones and organs I'm not using. So I say all depends.
 

Michael54

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Im in 2E in pa and they havent found cwd here yet just in 2c. We self butcher and the carcass gets dumped in the same spot on the property.
 

tyeager2964

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1 free ranging deer was found to be CWD positive in 2E in 2017. The other cases have been captive deer including the most recent this spring outside of Curwensville.

I am fine with disposing of deer parts in a sealed land fill if it can prevent the spread of cwd. If prions are shed as they believe and deer can contract it as they say then I really doubt how we dispose of it matters but if it can help then I will do what I can.
 
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fatlander

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Boning it out right where it lies is how I prefer to do it. That’s what happens to deer that die of anything besides humans, so I see zero need in moving it to a landfill CWD or not.


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Boning it out right where it lies is how I prefer to do it. That’s what happens to deer that die of anything besides humans, so I see zero need in moving it to a landfill CWD or not.


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This.

I quarter on site using the gutless method and then go in for the backstraps and tenderloins. Everything else remains where I shot it. I often leave the quarters in my cooler for a few days, on ice, then bone them out when it's convenient for me. Then all I have to deal with are the leg bones, which fold up pretty small and are easily disposed of in the weekly garbage run.

I quit dragging whole deer years ago and never plan to drag another one so long as I hunt.
 

Montana Slim

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This.

I quarter on site using the gutless method and then go in for the backstraps and tenderloins. Everything else remains where I shot it. I often leave the quarters in my cooler for a few days, on ice, then bone them out when it's convenient for me. Then all I have to deal with are the leg bones, which fold up pretty small and are easily disposed of in the weekly garbage run.

I quit dragging whole deer years ago and never plan to drag another one so long as I hunt.
^^yup
 

Don Qui Puncher

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if im close to home which I usually am I go to the fishermans wharf to field dress if its private property, I don't like leaving gut piles on private. after I cut them up I go back to the wharf and dump the rest for the crabs and lobsters, or give the hide to the lobstermen for bait
 
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