MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters traveling out of state to hunt deer or elk are reminded that rules aimed at protecting Vermont's wild deer from chronic wasting disease are still in effect.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it's illegal to import or possess deer or elk, or parts of deer or elk, from states and Canadian provinces that have had chronic wasting disease, or from captive hunt or farm facilities.
Some of the exceptions are:
— meat that is cut up and packaged;
— boneless meat;
— hides or capes with no part of the head attached;
— clean skull-caps with antlers attached.
The regulations apply to deer or elk carcasses from 21 states and two Canadian provinces.